Louis Vuitton was a fashion designer and businessman, who was a native of France. In 1874 he founded the iconic fashion House of Louis Vuitton. Today it is one of the world’s leading fashion houses and operates in fifty countries around the world.
Louis Vuitton was born in Anchay, Jura, France on August 4th 1821. At the age of 16 he moved to Paris where he was employed by a box-making company. In 1854 he opened his own box-making workshop in Paris, specializing in packing fashions.
Vuitton was hired by the wife of Emperor Napoleon III as personal box maker and packer. This allowed him gain access to elite clients and helped to establish his firm. Following his death in 1892 his son Georges Vuitton took over the management of the company.
Louis Vuitton, fashion designer and businessman who founded the iconic fashion House of Louis Vuitton in 1874, died aged 70 in the year 1892 On This Day.