Louis Vuitton bags Bond as Sean Connery becomes the latest legend to front the brand

What Goes Into The Making Of Louis Vuitton Jewelry

The image is the sixth in an ongoing series, all shot by celebrated US portrait photographer Annie Leibowitz. The campaign also features images of Francis Ford Coppola with his daughter Sofia, and Andre Agassi with wife Steffi Graf. Enlarge Keith Richards in a hotel room for the series of travel-inspired images Louis Vuitton is not shy of trendsetting – quirky American designer Marc Jacobs is the label’s creative director – and collaborations with the likes of artists Stephen Sprouse and Richard Prince have introduced a new generation of fans to the label, such as supermodel Agyness Deyn. Louis Vuitton knows, however, that a young girl aspiring to the street chic of Agyness Deyn is unlikely to have the same financial clout as, say, a woman in her fifties, aspiring to the timeless elegance of Catherine Deneuve. It is an intimate knowledge of its customer that has led the label to use these figures as its brand ambassadors. And its success is inspiring other luxury brands to follow suit. Agyness Deyn with her Louis Vuitton Richard Prince bag earlier this year, and the purple Stephen Sprouse-print scarf, now sold out in the UK The original supermodels such as Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista are as popular now as they were in their eighties heyday, fronting campaigns for fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent and Prada respectively. Claudia Schiffer is the face of Chanel, while Marks & Spencer reversed its fortunes thanks to a series of television campaigns featuring sixties icon Twiggy. Claudia Schiffer in the latest Chanel campaign Sixties supermodel Twiggy models the latest Marks & Spencer collection, and right, Naomi Campbell modelling for Yves Saint Laurent this season The purpose of the Louis Vuitton campaign runs deeper than straightforward promotion however. The images from part of the brand’s Core Values campaign, which supports Al Gore’s Climate Change project.

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Sometimes we will just do one with red and do another one in a different color. For me its not about doing the same piece again. Its all about new creation and a new way of doing things. Models wearing Louis Vuitton fine jewelry pieces at a presentation at the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong You like to push new boundaries in design As a designer I always like to try new things. Have a new vocabulary.

Louis Vuitton Cup: Predictwind – Winds expected to be over the limit

He also said this year’s competition continues another long tradition of the Louis Vuitton Cup. “We have great memories of the big personalities involved in the Cup,” Trouble said. “All of these big personalities are a key element in the legend of the America’s Cup.” The big personalities this year include Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison , whose team won the Cup in 2010 in Valencia, Spain; Swedish tycoon Torbjorn Tornqvist of Artemis Racing; sailing legend Grant Dalton of Emirates Team New Zealand; and Patrizio Bertelli , the Italian entrepreneur and head of the fashion house Prada, whose team is Luna Rossa. Bertrand, another big personality – and the Australian who ended the longest winning streak in sports for America in the waters off Newport, R.I., in 1983 – recalled that the first Louis Vuitton series was an “intense battle (that) allowed us to raise our performance level. But above all, we needed this new trophy in order to win the honor of racing against the defender and carrying on the adventure.” Bertrand and his team aboard Australia II won 48 of 54 qualifying races, and beat the British syndicate Victory 83 by 4 races to 1 in the finals to go up against defender Liberty, skippered by legendary American sailor Dennis Conner . Bertrand recounted the battle against Conner: “The first team to win four heats would walk away with the oldest trophy in the world. We were down 1-3 and couldn’t afford any more mistakes. Even so, we missed our start and took off several lengths behind the Americans – it couldn’t have looked any worse.

Louis Vuitton Cup – Luna Rossa non riparte: New Zealand allunga

Oracle and its stablemate Ben Ainslie Racing have already retrospectively retired from the final four ACWS regattas staged in Newport RI and San Francisco. The jury has also announced that it will then hold a hearing into whether these actions have damaged the reputation of the Americas Cup, which is prohibited under the protocol which governs this years 34th defence. Penalties could be against individuals or teams and run from bans from all competitions to forfeiting wins in the best of 17 cup match which begins on 7 September. From the most hi-tech of Americas Cup yachts and a budget in nine figures, the recently knighted Ben Ainslie will turn his attention in October to a 33-foot boat designed in 1936 and sold new, with all equipment including a cradle, for $2,670 when he takes part in the Bermuda Gold Cup as part of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. The five-time Olympic medallist, four golds and a silver, will be at the helm of an International One Design in which he has won the event twice in the past, in 2009 and 2010. His current boss, Sir Russell Coutts is a four-time winner in Hamilton, but the main rivalry will be between Ainslie and another Briton, the defending world champion Ian Williams and his Team GAC Pindar. Ainslie has modified his entry to the name of Ben Ainslie Racing Team or BART, in memory of his fellow Olympian, Andrew Bart Simpson, who died in an Americas Cup training accident with Swedens Artemis Racing on San Francisco Bay in May.

How the Louis Vuitton Cup changed the sport

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Louis Vuitton Cup: More disappointment for Luna Rossa as race ended by equipment failure

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Luna Rossa non rivede la luce e nelle acque di San Francisco va ancora al tappeto. La finale della Louis Vuitton Cup e un monologo di Team New Zealand che coglie la quarta vittoria consecutiva e sale sul 5-1. La sesta regata vede il Team NZ imporsi con un margine di un minuto e 57 secondi, sfruttando al meglio un vento moderato e portandosi in vantaggio sullimbarcazione azzurra sin dallinizio. Luna Rossa non e mai stata avanti e, ora, ha davanti un weekend che si preannuncia difficilissimo. Le prossime due gare a San Francisco potrebbero mettere un ulteriore ipoteca sul successo finale. * * * Tutte le news di sport sono disponibili 24 ore al giorno anche via Facebook e Twitter sulle pagine ufficiali di Eurosport

Claudia Schiffer in the latest Chanel campaign

Wind map for 1310hrs on Saturday 24 August, 2013 – PredictWind.com Click Here to view large photo The top image shows the wind speed and direction at 1300hrs with one feed showing winds of 22kts while the other is at 23kts – these are only average speeds and gusts will be higher. There is a little variation in the forecast indicating a higher degree of certainty as to the outcome. The key feature of the forecast is the breeze starting to build much earlier in the day with (visit) both feeds indicating the breeze will be 18kts at 1000hrs and then buolding at varying rates over the rest of the day, before reacing a peak of around 25kts at 1500hrs. The first image shows the wind prognosis for the scheduled start of the second race. Wind graph for 1310hrs on Saturday 24 August, 2013 – PredictWind.com Click Here to view large photo The second image shows a graphic representation of the wind build – confirming the numbers for the prognosis.


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