Louis Vuitton autumn/winter scarves feature calligraphy by Tunisian artist El-Seed
Oracle Team USA gets in practice runs before the start of the seventh race of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals pitting Emirates Team New Zealand against Luna Rossa Challenge, in San Francisco, California on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle Oracle Team USA gets in practice runs before the start of the… Emirates Team New Zealand in action against Luna Rossa Challenge during the seventh race of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals in San Francisco, California on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle Emirates Team New Zealand in action against Luna Rossa Challenge… Emirates Team New Zealand in action against Luna Rossa Challenge during the seventh race of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals in San Francisco, California on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle Emirates Team New Zealand in action against Luna Rossa Challenge… Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC72 passes in front of the Golden Gate Bridge before the start of the seventh race of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals against Luna Rossa Challenge, in San Francisco, California on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC72 passes in front of the Golden Gate…
How the Louis Vuitton Cup changed the sport
“I had a meeting with the skippers (of the challenging teams), and I called Henry Racamier , the chairman of Louis Vuitton,” Trouble said. “It took a phone call and he said, ‘OK, I’m in.’ ” The first Louis Vuitton Cup, to determine which of the challengers will face the defender of the America’s Cup, was held in 1983. That first race marked a turning point in the history of the America’s Cup, as an Australian team skippered by John Bertrand wrested the Cup from the New York Yacht Club and ended America’s 132-year winning streak. This year represents the 30th anniversary – and eighth regatta – of the Louis Vuitton series. Round-robin qualifying races begin Sunday, and continue until the start of the semifinals on Aug. 6, with the finals running from Aug. 17 to 30.
‘I don’t try and mastermind it, I hope to try and stay very present and open to what is moving me in the moment. And generally that tends to be something that’s challenging. If it’s not challenging, then why do it?’ she added. The campaign marks Ms Williams’ first major fashion endorsement, aside from a brief spell as an ambassador for Band of Outsiders for spring/summer 2012. Posing pouts: In a behind the scenes video released by Louis Vuitton, the 32-year-old is seen getting into character for her model moment: pouting, smiling, posing seriously and bursting into giggles Lights, camera: The campaign marks Ms Williams’ first major fashion endorsement, aside from a brief spell as an ambassador for Band of Outsiders for spring/summer 2012 Primp and prime: The Louis Vuitton campaign, certainly a far cry from her days as Jen Lindley on Dawson’s Creek, had some high-fashion help from hairstylist Sam McKnight and make-up artist by Stephane Marais Louis Vuitton’s latest: The actress models the French fashion house’s new fall collection in the campaign The Louis Vuitton campaign, certainly a far cry from her days as Jen Lindley on Dawson’s Creek, had some high-fashion help from hairstylist Sam McKnight and make-up artist by Stephane Marais. Best known for her roles in Brokeback Mountain and My Week With Marilyn, Ms Williams is currently filming Suite Francaise, based on the novel by Irene Nemirovsky, which follows a blossoming romance between a French villager and a German soldier during the early years of the German occupation in France.
From girl-next-door to smouldering Louis Vuitton model: Behind the scenes of Michelle Williams’ first fashion campaign
Playing the trend CLSA forecasts that China will become the world’s largest market for luxury goods over the course of the next decade, accounting for 44% of global sales by 2020, from 15% today. Emerging markets are hot: Place your bets Though they do take a hit during economic downturns, Magoon Capital Chief Executive Christian Magoon said the luxury brand companies are still sound investments. “Luxury brand companies are solid investments over the long term because it’s very difficult for new players to enter the space,” Magoon said. “These brands have tradition and status that makes them unique and gives them the ability to price things as high as they want.” Chinese buyers are Louis Vuitton’s biggest customers already, according to CLSA, and sales will likely keep growing alongside an increase in the number of Chinese millionaires. And demand for luxury goods is likely to pick up even more steam if the Chinese government allows the yuan to appreciate, which would make imports like Louis Vuitton bags less expensive. Prada may be the next hot buy. Last month, the Italian fashion house announced plans to list its shares on the Hong Kong stock exchange as it looks to expand its international business. Google+ Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer .
Louis Vuitton Prize Giving Gala at the Fairmont
Do they have the speed to pull off a victory on ORACLE TEAM USAs home waters? As always in the Americas Cup, the answer will be found in each teams boatspeed. If they have a speed edge then it will find its way over that period of time; over 17 races that speed edge will come through, said Dalton. You saw it with our match against Luna Rossa. We had a nosedive in Race 1 and then that electrical battery failure in Race 2, but we were just faster. And we were eventually going to wear them down. It happened to us in 2007.
Dalton: We’ve improved since the Louis Vuitton Cup
The Black Tie Gala brought out Team New Zealand, many of whom were clad in their formal team uniform, as well as several other affiliates of Louis Vuitton and Americas Cup including Valerie Chapoulaud-Floquet the North American President & CEO at Louis Vuitton, Bruno Trouble (a contributing skipper to Americas Cup and an organizer of the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series), Christine Belanger (Events Director of the Louis Vuitton Cup), Tommaso De Vecchi (SVP of the Western Region at Louis Vuitton), philanthropist Lucy Jewett who is also a board member of the San Franciscos Americas Cup Organizing Committee, Mark Buell (the head of the Americas Cup Organizing Committee) and seven-time sailing world champion, Americas Cup veteran and Olympian, Paul Cayard. Guests indulged in a delectable three-course dinner which took place alongsidecharming magic acts throughout the room to entertain guests as they dined. Festivities were brought to a highpoint when the live music commenced and patrons immediately hit the dance floor to sway the night away. Before 1983, no challenger had ever achieved victory in defeating the U.S. defender. Since then there have been seven Louis Vuitton regattas and the winner has gone on to win the Americas Cup four times. This led to the slogan, To win the Americas Cup, first win the Louis Vuitton Cup. Will this year prove to be true to that famous saying? Americans Cup Finals and Festivities continue through until September 21st. Like Haute Living San Francisco?
And thats a tough problem to have come Fathers Day, but fear not offspring of Old Sports everywhere. Weve done some digging for dads and with the shopping list below, you can skip the Sports Authority and secure gifts to the tune of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. If these luxurious sporting goods arent to his liking, feel free to send them our way. Is Nicolas Ghesquiere Replacing Marc Jacobs At Louis Vuitton? by Lauren Valenti | 1:05 pm, June 10th, 2013 The term designer musical chairs has been thrown around a lot this year, but this latest bit of news, a potential new chapter for the ongoing Balenciaga saga , brings the expression view to a whole new level. According to Fashionista , a reliable source has said that Nicolas Ghesquiere is in serious talks with LVMH and that the designer will definitely succeed Marc Jacobs .
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He has painted bright murals in cities across the globe, from New York to Mecca to his Tunisian hometown Gabes. El-Seed first explored the art of graffiti in 1998 in Paris, where he spent his childhood. Later, when he moved to North America, he started combining graffiti with his passion for Arabic calligraphy (usually associated with the Quran and religious scripture). The artist likes to mix traditional script and contemporary pop-culture, giving birth to a distinctive urban graffiti. On his rendetition of the Louis Vuitton scarf, El-Seed illustrated four verses from a poem dubbed “Venice Carnival” by late Palestinian writer Taha Muhammad Ali.