Ah, Paris! The city of my dreams. I’ve had the chance to spend quite a bit of time there and I always look for new excuses to visit. Although I’ve come to know the city pretty well, I still love to explore blogs to get inspired by new places to visit and read books and guides to learn more about the Paris experiences of others.
Of course, Paris is one of the fashion capitals of the world and one of its household names is Louis Vuitton. If you’re like me, the LV brand is synonym with out-of-reach accessories and the closest I’ll ever get to any of those is by visiting their over-the-top stores. Yes, I’ll admit it; I have waited in line to enter the Champs Élysées location, which felt like a museum of fashion history.
In 1997, Louis Vuitton released a series of City Guides that they’re kept on updating every year. I recently got to leaf through a few editions in a bookstore: the Tokyo guide was excellent, showing off the metropolis’ best and most intricate pastries, but of course, the Paris edition especially interested me. I figured, if anyone can guide you though Paris’ most prestigious institutions, it’s the Louis Vuitton fashion powerhouse, right? Although most places are (again) out of my reach, I very much appreciate the way they present Paris’ classic elegance and, as a graphic designer, I fell in love with the simple layout and premium look of the guides.
I only recently discovered that they had made videos to accompany the Paris City Guide, each highlighting one particular aspect of the city. The Saint-Honoré wowed me: the stop motion animation is fantastic and, you know, how can you not love a video about a classic Parisian pastry? Have a look and tell me what you think.