Nicolas Ghesquière always has his foot in both the past and the present. A fascination of anachronism has seen the Artistic Director of Women’s Collections for Louis Vuitton flit in and out of history, not only bridging it with contemporary life, but also clashing it; his work a study of old and new, modern and classic, then and now. Trust Ghesquière, then, to create a new classic: Louis Vuitton’s LV Pont 9, a modern yet eternally timeless leather bag with archival flourishes.
The first release from the House’s new LV Pont 9 leather line, the LV Pont 9 Shoulder Bag’s superbly rounded shape and smooth, lightly padded calfskin leather is finished with the exclusive Louis Vuitton Circle, a 1930s archival logo reinterpreted by Ghesquière. This glorious gilt logo adorns both the the bag’s flap – as a closure – and strap, proving a detail not-to-be missed (truly).
While its sleek interior features a smart, capacious and compartmentalised design with two compartments and two practical pockets, plus a little something “extra”. You see, to be chic in Paris is to be discreet, so with subtle “hidden” features such as the novel Monogram flower-inspired magnetic closure, this is a bag made for the stylish.
Paris, the home and indeed heart of Louis Vuitton, also plays its part. Paris’ famous Pont Neuf, the magnificent bridge that straddles the Seine and sits opposite Louis Vuitton’s headquarters, plays muse as the entire leather line is named after the oldest standing bridge in France.
A new symbol of its enduring commitment to exquisite and centuries-old craftsmanship, the LV Pont 9 shoulder bag articulates the Parisian chic the House has captured so eloquently for so many years.
Available in a diverse and rich palette, the LV Pont 9 Bag takes its form in both classic hues – an elegant Noir and delicate Crème – and more vibrant tones – a deep sunset-like Summer Gold; a feminine floral Rose Dahlia; and deliciously dreamy Bleu Orage.
Contemporary, yet instantly classic, the LV Pont 9 Shoulder Bag is a remarkable synthesis of old and new, and the perfect addition to a 150-year tradition of innovative leather goods.
This is Louis Vuitton’s new work of art.
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