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L'OFFICIEL Singapore|December 2021/January 2022
As Part Of Louis Vuitton’s Bicentenary Celebrations, The Maison Has Just Released A New Novel In The Form Of Louis Vuitton, L’audacieux. The Book Is Written By Former L’officiel Editor-in-chief Caroline Bongrand. Here, She Tells Us About The Training She Had To Undergo To Write The “true Tale Of Courage And Vision”, And What Surprised Her Most When She Was Researching For The Novel
Ian Lee
Much like how L’Officiel marked 100 years with a whole series of initiatives, Louis Vuitton’s 200th birthday celebrations aren’t over just yet. Since August, the Maison has rolled out a video game, special boutique displays around the world, and even a 90-piece high jewelry collection. Now, the house is keen to share the complete story of its founder with the release of a novel titled Louis Vuitton, L’Audacieux. The book’s author, Caroline Bongrand, talks to L’Officiel Singapore about what to expect of Louis Vuitton, L’Audacieux.

In summary, what is Louis Vuitton, L’Audacieux about?

Louis Vuitton, L’Audacieux is the beguiling story of Louis Vuitton himself. It is the tale of a 14-year-old boy who left his family home in Jura to take on an arduous two-year journey to Paris.

Spurred on by ambition and determination, and with Lady Luck on his side, he would build an enviable reputation as trunk packer to the soon-to-be Empress Eugénie of France and start the eponymous trunk-making business that we know today.

How much of Louis Vuitton, L’Audacieux is fiction, and how much of it is biographical?

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