Six famous faces campaign Louis Vuitton’s latest exhibition dedicated to unconventional living and thinking. By Natasha Kraal.
Catherine Deneuve debutantes in a glass case, so removed from the creative furnace that made them. “Histoire de Mes Livres ... These are the stories behind her books, her thoughts, her ideas, her emotions … Priceless,” ponders Westhoff, who holds the rights to his mother’s works. With them came, after her death in 2004, one million euros of debts, which are being slowly settled with projects through her foundation. “It’s been so difficult, but I’m glad to keep her legacy going.”
“I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me is the only sensible way to love.” Sagan’s quote appears on her portrait in a lightbox, visible only with a pair of 3D glasses, in this contemplative presentation. “Love was an endless concept for her,” Westhoff quietly recalls. “As soon as I realised I had these feelings, they had an influence on me.”
Sagan, along with Empress Eugénie, Charlotte Perriand, Catherine Deneuve, Kate Moss, and Sofia Coppola comprise the six inspiring, fascinating, and utterly original women of the past and present honoured in Louis Vuitton’s latest exhibition ‘Timeless
Kate Moss, photographed by David Sims
Françoise Sagan Charlotte Perriand
Presenting Charlotte Perriand at the exhibition