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[Luxus+ Magazine] The 200th anniversary of Louis Vuitton’s birth: 5 key dates in his career

[Luxus+ Magazine] The 200th anniversary of Louis Vuitton’s birth: 5 key dates in his career

On August 4, 1821, the famous  trunk maker Louis Vuitton was born, and today he celebrates his 200th birthday. This is an opportunity to look back at the five key dates that marked the history of the founder of the monogrammed brand.

 

Louis Vuitton was born in a small village in the Jura region of France on August 4, 1821. Born to a carpenter father, the young Louis quickly acquired a taste for tools and manual labor. In 1837, at the age of 16, Louis Vuitton left his native town to settle in Paris. He went there on foot.

 

Louis Vuitton.

 

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He started in the capital as an apprentice in a trunk maker’s shop, where he made travel trunks for wealthy customers. He quickly showed a particular skill and talent, and orders from important clients were entrusted to him. In 1852, Louis Vuitton, then 31 years old, personally designed the toiletries for a trip by Empress Eugenie.

 

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