An invisible benchmark has been set, it seems, where the only way to commemorate anything in 2021 is by having a documentary with your name tied to it. What with Obama's In Search of a More Perfect Union and Billie Eilish's The World's A Little Blurry, it's only fitting that to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Louis Vuitton, the House will have their own documentary to join the fray.
What will it be about?
Just last week Louis Vuitton announced Looking for Louis, a film that maps out the esoteric beginnings of the french trunk maker. Born of 4 August, 1821 the film spotlights the man behind it all. It will piece together a portrait of the founders early life, sketching out his origins as an orphan and the fateful journey he made from his hometown of Lons-le-Saunier in Jura, eastern France to Paris. The film will follow his career as an esteemed trunk maker as he established himself among the cities elite and crafted the iconic luggage we associate with the House today. We are also promised scenes on his famous achievement of becoming the personal trunk maker for Empress Eugénie when he was just shy of 30.
When will it air?
We expect the Louis Vuitton documentary to arrive on our screens in December this year. Where you'll be able to watch Looking for Louis on Apple TV+, premiering on their Explore Channel.
While you wait, why not perk yourself up with the other treats the luxury fashion House have left for us on their 200th birthday. After all it only happens once. How else are they celebrating their bicentenary, you ask? Casually of course! Louis Vuitton have orchestrated a series of celeb-designed trunks, a homage to their history, a debut novel, a triptych painted by Adam Katz, and their very own video game, beset with NFT's.
You can read more about the celebrations on Louis Vuitton's website.
Images: Anna Magnani, Archival trunks