27 Mar '17, 1pm

Louis Vuitton: The unlikely story of a man who never gave up

Louis Vuitton: The unlikely story of a man who never gave up

How he went from being an apprentice to being the owner of a suitcase empire. His monogram is easy to find. We know that it’s one of the most famous luxury brands, because it is also one of the most copied. Nevertheless, the origin of its founder, Louis Vuitton, is far from a story full of privilege; rather, it is a tale of great effort, constant work, and inspiration. Vuitton was born on August 4, 1821, in a small town in France called Anchay, and he came from a working-class family. His father was a farmer and his mother was a milliner. She died when he was still a child, and his father remarried—according to Vuitton’s biographers—to a woman whose child-raising techniques were quite similar to those of the wicked stepmother in Cinderella. Portrait of Louis Vuitton. Consequently, Vuitton decided to run away to Paris when he was only 13 years old—totally alone and without ...

Full article: http://aleteia.org/2017/03/27/louis-vuitton-the-unlikely-...

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