From girl-next-door to smouldering Louis Vuitton model: Behind the scenes of Michelle Williams’ first fashion campaign
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Kate Moss presents a creation by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton during the Fall/Winter 2013-2014 ready-to-wear collection show in Paris in March. Picture: AFP Source: AFP LOUISE Vuitton, Hermes and Gucci were the top three global luxury brands of 2013, with Fendi and Coach entering the top 10 for the first time, a study said Wednesday. The 2013 BrandZ Top 100, a ranking of the most valuable global brands compiled by research firm MillwardBrown, found luxury firms struggling with the need to balance exclusivity with attracting new customers through use of social media. “On Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media platforms, brands across the luxury spectrum mediated the tension between the exclusivity that protects brand desirability and the inclusivity needed to attract new customers,” it said. The survey said luxury brands had become more “accessible, collaborative and experimental”. After a modest purchase, for example, a firm might send a thank you note on Twitter while a couture fashion customer might receive an invitation to an exclusive show.
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In a behind the scenes video released by Louis Vuitton, the 32-year-old is seen getting into character for her model Louis Vuitton moment: pouting, smiling, posing seriously and bursting into giggles, as the company’s large creative team looks on. Scroll down for video Model moment: Michelle Williams smoulders in Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter 2014 campaign, but it took an army of hair-stylists, make-up artists and photography assistants to capture the perfect picture Perfect shot: With wine-colored lips and dark eyebrows, the actress models two of the French fashion house’s latest handbags, the W and the Capucines, while taking direction from famed photographer Peter Lindbergh ‘It’s like falling in love, I fall in love with characters like falling in love in life,’ said Ms Williams during the shoot. ‘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. The actress discussed her role as Marilyn Monroe, revealing just how seriously she takes each character in the lead up to a film.
LVMH shares jump as Louis Vuitton calms worries
Investors were concerned that Louis Vuitton’s growth was running out of steam after enjoying more than two decades of annual increases above 10 percent, driven by a rapid expansion around the globe. The stock in industry leader LVMH (LVMH.PA) rose as much as 5.7 percent – their biggest one-day gain in more than three years. LVMH Chief Executive Bernard Arnault, France’s richest man, said in January that Louis Vuitton’s slowdown was voluntary and the brand had put the brakes on opening new shops to preserve its exclusivity. At that time, Arnault publicly admitted for the first time that Louis Vuitton, LVMH’s biggest contributor to profits, was at risk of being too ubiquitous. To counter that perception, Arnault said the brand would move upscale and expand its leather bag offering while pruning its portfolio of LV-embossed canvas bags which make up two third of its business and generate gross margins of around 90 percent.
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Louis Vuitton tops global luxury brand list as Fendi and Coach crack top ten, brand study finds
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