The Ghesquière revolution has officially commenced! When the Petite Malle was originally introduced on the Fall ’14 runway at Paris Fashion Week back in March (how long ago that suddenly seems now that Fashion Month is again upon us!), there was no doubt it was destined to be coveted and clutched by swooning Snobs everywhere. Well, let the games begin.
The Petite Malle, inspired by Louis Vuitton’s original iconic Maison trunks and shrunken to an unbelievably cute small scale, is as goosebump-inducing once seen up close and personal as you could imagine. So which to invest in? The Monogram, which fuses the house’s trademark logo-print canvas with no-nonsense hardware and black leather trim, makes for a stirring juxtaposition: no-nonsense details on an adorable scale. On the flipside, the hyper-shiny Metallic may look modern, but it actually dates back to 1868, when the house designed a zinc-coated trunk to protect travelers’ precious goods. This will do the same for your essentials, and in a double dose of metals, it will get you noticed in the process. Finally, the three crosses of famed jetsetter Albert Khan accent each box bag for a charming touch of personalized asymmetry. Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Monogram, $5,200, and Metallic, $5,500, are available at Louis Vuitton. Contact client services at 1-866-VUITTON for details.
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