Michelle Williams Rocks Sultry Red Lips as New Face of Louis Vuitton—See the Pics!
Here are the first campaign images from the Oscar-nominated actress new gig as the face of Louis Vuitton. The ads, which will appear in September and October magazines, are for the brands new handbags, the W and the Capucines. Michelle Williams was selected by Louis Vuitton for her independent spirit with which she has forged her path through Hollywood defined by her outstanding talent, her passion for craft, and her choice of daring and challenging roles, the French fashion house said in a statement. [via PEOPLE] [Courtesy Louis Vuitton] Williams, 32, is no stranger to Louis Vuitton. In February 2012, Williams donned a burnt orange LV gown for the 84th Academy Awards. (While she was a winner on the red carpet, the My Week With Marilyn starlost the Best Actress Oscar to the one and only Meryl Streep ).
LVMH Posts Drop in First-half Profit
A recent study by Bain noted a shift away from logo-mania towards a preference for unique, high-quality and understated luxury. To address this, LV has decided not http://www.iaaccs.com/louisvuitton.html to launch stores in Chinas second- and third-tier cities so as to reduce accessibility and to push its higher-end products over more affordable canvas bags. Nevertheless, LVMH posted lower-than-expected sales growth in April due to falling demand in China and from Asian tourists. Although the group blamed Chinas slowing economic growth in its financial announcement, that did not stop rival Burberry from posting 16 per cent yoy growth in quarterly sales due to strong luxury demand in China. What can LV do to regain lost popularity? DIAGNOSIS 1 Leo Wood As a letter to the Financial Times put it bluntly: when even the cleaner has a Louis Vuitton handbag, the brand has a problem. The French icon has to convince the highest spenders that the entire feel of the brand is out of reach of everyone apart from a rarefied elite. First, LV can use market research to ensure it does not lag behind its peers in adapting to changing trendssuch as the shunning of ostentatious logos. Exhaustive focus groups among the ultra-high spending segment will anticipate maturing tastes in luxury and discover what will ensure loyalty. Luxury is difficult to get right online and clients may not use e-commerce, but LVs digital set-up feels cumbersome.
Louis Vuitton needs to regain its lost exclusivity
You must enter the verification code below to send. Invalid entry: Please type the verification code again. July 25, 2013, 12:55 p.m. ET LVMH Posts Drop in First-half Profit Text By Nadya Masidlover and Noemie Bisserbe PARIS–French luxury giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (MC.FR) said Thursday it remained confident it could gain market share through new product launches this year, even as it reported a drop in first-half profit. Net profit for the six months ended June 30, fell by 6% to 1.58 billion euros ($2.09 billion) from EUR1.68 billion a year earlier. Industry bellwether LVMH has been among a number of high-end labels to see the pace of business slow from previously booming levels, hit by slower economic growth and changing consumer tastes, notably in China. Consumers in Asia have begun to move away from mass-market, logo-emblazoned wares and splashed out on pricier, more exclusive goods. Companies such as Hermes International SCA (RMS.FR), whose Birkin and Kelly bags can cost as much as a small car, and Prada Group SpA (1912.HK) have weathered the turbulence better than larger, more accessible brands, maintaining quarterly growth rates above 10% in recent periods.
Entertainment News: Michelle Williams is the New Face of Louis Vuitton
With bleach blond hair and bold red lips, the look is edgy and nearly gothic, but strikingly beautiful. By Rheana Murray / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 4:04 PM Michelle Williams makes Louis Vuittons W bag look even better. Related Stories Fashions Night Out goes on the shelf after concernsabout chaos and wrong crowds With porcelain skin and dark red lips, Michelle Williams made her debut as the fierce new face of Louis Vuitton. The actress will show off two of the luxury brand’s latest handbags the W and the Capucines in striking ads for the fashion house’s fall/winter 2013-14 campaign. Williams, 32, follows in the footsteps of A-listers like Madonna, Scarlett Johansson and Gisele Bundchen, who have all worked with the brand. Louis Vuitton Michelle Williams as the newest face of Louis Vuitton. The campaign is slated to break in Marie Claire France next month, and worldwide in September and October. RELATED: MODELS PLAY PROSTITUTES IN LOUIS VUITTON VIDEO It was photographed by Peter Lindbergh. The pixie-haired, Oscar-nominated actress is best known for her parts in “My Week with Marilyn,” “Blue Valentine” and “Brokeback Mountain.”
Adding to her Goth-meets-glam look, are the black pieces from Marc Jacobs’ fall-winter collection that she wears, which feature sexy spaghetti straps and voluminous folds for added drama for the Peter Lindbergh-lensed shoot. A PHOTOS: Michelle Williams: Fashionable Outsider Williams joins a long list of Hollywood stars who have struck a pose for the French fashion house, includingA Angelina JolieAandA Madonna. And theA Great GatsbyAstar has a history of showing off the brand’s creations, too; her coral Louis Vuitton 2012 Oscars gown landed her on countless Best Dressed lists. This isn’t the first time Williams has modeled for a fashion brand. Last year, she shot a spread for Band of Outsiders’ spring-summer 2012 campaign , posing in Los Angeles’ Forever Hollywood cemetery for the quirky cute shoot.
Michelle Williams is striking as the new face of Louis Vuitton handbags
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