Les Journées Particulières 2016

From 20 to 22 May 2016

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Iwan Baan
Les Journées Particulières 2016
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© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Iwan Baan

Les Journées Particulières

 

LVMH / ARTISANS D’ART • TREASURES OF SAVOIR-FAIRE

 

LVMH / Moët Hennessy . Louis Vuitton strives to bring the unique and often centuries-old heritage of its Houses to life. This ambition is based on the sharing and transmission of savoir-faire which is both the legacy of tradition and the starting point for a creative approach that is constantly renewed.

 

Sharing and transmitting, means combining excellence and innovation, and thereby safeguarding the future of Houses that perpetuate the "art de vivre" they embody.

 

Sharing and transmitting, means showcasing to the greatest number of people the heritage, crafts and talents that guarantee the quality of exceptional products. The third edition of Les Journées Particulières is a new step in this quest for sharing and openness.

 

For this event, LVMH was keen to pay tribute, in the Fondation Louis Vuitton itself, to all its artisans, the keepers of exceptional savoir-faire, the men and women who every day embody and perpetuate the values of excellence and creativity shared by all its Houses. This exhibition is an unprecedented collection of artisan portraits, as well as images of techniques and the Group's iconic places.

 

These photographs were commissioned by LVMH from renowned reporter and photographer Stéphan Gladieu, and are on display for the very first time.

Stéphan Gladieu

In 1989, aged just 19, Stéphan Gladieu took his first reportage photographs during the revolution in Romania. This initial photographic report of a symbolic episode in the fall of the Iron Curtain encouraged the young photographer to travel more widely in order to document history in the making, from Europe to the Middle East (Iran, Afghanistan) and Asia (India, Nepal, China). These sometimes dangerous journeys were his formative experiences as a photographer.

    

As he continued travelling and reporting, Stéphan Gladieu moved into portraits, a genre which he now favours. He photographs figures from every walk of life, including politicians, actors, elite athletes, generational, professional and ethnic groups, French World War One infantrymen, veterans of World War Two, Harkis, taxi drivers, Mai Mai warriors and tribespeople, and world capitals like New York, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and Shanghai. His portraits, which have been published for over 20 years in the French and international press, convey his insatiable curiosity and acute awareness of the universal reach of the language of photography.

 

In 2012, Stéphan Gladieu began working with LVMH on a commission of unprecedented scale to photograph all the professions, savoir-faire and iconic places belonging to the Group's brands. This project, which combines portraits of artisans with documentary images, is currently in progress. The first selection of pictures revealed today to attendees of Les Journées Particulières pays tribute to the artisans of LVMH. They embody and perpetuate traditions that are in some cases centuries old, but are still vibrant and creative. These faces, techniques and savoir-faire are responsible for producing whole chapters of our shared heritage and "art de vivre".

 

Timeline of Houses

1365 CLOS DES LAMBRAYS

1593 CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM

1668 DOM PÉRIGNON

1729 RUINART

1743 MOËT & CHANSON

1765 HENNESSY

1772 VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN

1780 CHAUMET

1815 ARDBEG

1817 COVA

1828 GUERLAIN

1832 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC

1843 KRUG

1843 GLENMORANGIE

1846 LOEWE

1849 MOYNAT

1849 ROYAL VAN LENT

1852 LE BON MARCHÉ

1854 LOUIS VUITTON

1858 MERCIER

1860 TAG HEUER

1860 JARDIN D’ACCLIMATATION

1865 ZENITH

1870 LA SAMARITAINE

1884 BVLGARI

1895 BERLUTI

1908 LES ÉCHOS

1916 ACQUA DI PARMA

1924 LORO PIANA

1925 FENDI

1936 FRED

1945 CÉLINE

1947 DIOR

1947 EMILIO PUCCI

1951 WENJUN

1952 GIVENCHY

1958 STARBOARD CRUISE SERVICES

1959 CHANDON

1960 DFS

1969 SEPHORA

1970 KENZO

1970 CAPE MENTELLE

1976 BENEFIT COSMETICS

1977 NEWTON VINEYARD

1980 HUBLOT

1984 MAKE UP FOR EVER

1984 THOMAS PINK

1984 DONNA KARAN

1984 MARC JACOBS

1985 CLOUDY BAY

1991 FRESH

1993 BELVEDERE

1998 BODEGA NUMANTHIA

1999 CHEVAL DES ANDES

1999 TERRAZAS DE LOS ANDES

2001 DE BEERS DIAMOND JEWELLERS

2004 NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD

2005 EDUN

2006 HÔTELS CHEVAL BLANC

2010 NOWNESS

LVMH / An encyclopaedia of crafts

SORTER - BAUDRUCHEUSE - BOOTMAKER - EMBROIDERER - CELLAR MASTER - CHEF DE CAVE - COLOURIST - COSMETOLOGIST - JEWELLERY DESIGNER - SEAMSTER - PICKER - DIAMOND CUTTER - DISTILLER - SWAGE MAKER - HORSESHOER - SPINNER - FURRIER - SUITCASE ARTISAN - LEATHER GOODS SPECIALIST - GEMOLOGIST - WATCHMAKER - JEWELLER - BOX MAKER - LOZINE EDGER - MASTER BLENDER - MALLETIER - LEATHER CRAFTSMEN - DRESS DESIGNER - MILLINER - NOSE - OENOLOGIST - HIDES SPECIALIST - SCRIPT PAINTER - POLISHER - PREMIERE OF THE ATELIER FLOU - PREMIERE OF THE ATELIER TAILLEUR - PRESSER - SADDLER - LOCKSMITH - SETTER - TAILOR - TANNER - COOPER - GRAPE PICKER - WINE GROWER

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From 20 to 22 May 2016

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