Julie de Libran: Louis Zippy Organizer Louis Vuitton Vuitton’s secret weapon
Victoria Beckham spiced up her life on Sunday by attending the Wimbledon Men’s Final. With hubby David nowhere in sight, the designer looked incredibly seksi in a Louis Vuitton checkered lace slip dress that barely passed as acceptable for the classic tennis tournament’s notoriously strict dress code. Dress code, smesh code! She’s Victoria Beckham! She can wear whatever she wants and we’re willing to bet no one was complaining! A Victoria Beckham Collection laser-cut clutch, black Manolo Blahnik pumps and gold frame sunnies completed Vic’s racy ensem.
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA Given Buy Rating at AlphaValue (MC)
‘Milan was difficult at the beginning, especially the weather, but I loved the Italians. I didn’t go home for a year and a half.’ De Libran, it turns out, comes from entrepreneurial, if aristocratic, stock. Her father, once settled in California, brought French bread and pastries to the West Coast, with the Champagne Bakery and Figaro in Los Angeles. Her brother, who followed him into the business, is now with Starbucks, working on improving its food offering. And her sister, a resident of South Kensington, is married to the antiquarian Simon Phillips, a founder of Masterpiece, the de luxe London fair for significant art and antiques. Her mother runs a successful interior-decoration business in North Carolina.
Walking Tall: Inside Louis Vuitton’s shoe factory
It was the year that Marc Jacobs became the creative director of the luxury brand, when the focus of the house changed from luggage to high fashion. When Yves Carcelle, then the chairman of Vuitton (he stood down last year), opened the workshop with Serge Alfandary, newly appointed as the shoe unit business director, he announced it was to be as important as Asnieres (the workshops near Paris founded by Louis Vuitton himself in 1859) was for trunk-making. IN PICTURES: Louis Vuitton autumn/winter 2013 collection And to see the factory – a chunk of concrete, steel and glass built around a central courtyard displaying sculptures such as a giant court shoe made out of stainless-steel pans by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos – it is clear they were not taking any half measures. A concrete plinth outside the entrance is etched with the Louis Vuitton logo, along with the legend manufacture de souliers, because although we are in Italy, in the heart of the country’s oldest and most revered shoe-making region, this is one of France’s most famous luxury brands. Artisans at Louis Vuitton’s shoe atelier in Italy work on the high-heeled ankle-strap shoes for the luxury houses’s autumn/winter ready-to-wear show at Paris Fashion Week. Photos: Katya de Grunwald According to Alfandary, a Frenchman who trained as an architect but who has devoted his working life to shoe production, it made sense to base the Louis Vuitton shoe atelier in what he describes as ‘the birthplace of luxury shoemaking’. Venice does indeed have a long history of shoemaking, not least for its 16th-century chopines, which at their most extreme were more akin to stilts than to shoes and are thought to have originated from raised wooden Turkish bathhouse shoes. They must have been practical for navigating Venice’s floodwaters.
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA Receives “Hold” Rating from Societe Generale (MC)
The company has a market cap of 66.924 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.60. MC has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Societe Generale reiterated a hold rating on shares of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They now have a 140.00 ($179.49) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at BNP Paribas reiterated a neutral rating on shares of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA in a research note to investors on Monday. They now have a 145.00 ($185.90) price target on the stock.
They currently have a 140.00 ($179.49) target price on the stock. Societe Generale has also updated their ratings on a number of other stocks in the last week. The firm reiterated its sell rating on shares of AngloGold Ashanti. They have a $12.70 price target on that stock. Also, Societe Generale upgraded shares of Unilever NLG 1.12 from a hold rating to a buy rating. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA ( EPA: MC ) traded up 0.64% on Tuesday, hitting 133.25. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA has a 1-year low of 113.85 and a 1-year high of 143.40. The stocks 50-day moving average is currently 125.6. The company has a market cap of 66.624 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.41.