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Louis Vuitton: The bizzare obsession of a fashion icon

After Louis Vuitton's death, his grandchild ran the eponymous company for more than 50 years

James Tarmy | Bloomberg 

When Gaston-Louis Vuitton died, the contents of his office were packed up, stored away, and eventually forgotten. Vuitton (1883- 1970), the grandchild of the luxury trunk maker Louis Vuitton, ran the eponymous company for more than 50 years and was “the aesthete of the family,” said Patrick Mauriès, a French writer and historian. Over time, as the head of a company that made suitcases, he amassed “a bizarre assemblage of objects related to travel, which he kept in his home and his office,” Mauriès, said. “It was sort of a mess — it was ...

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First Published: Fri, September 08 2017. 23:02 IST