Equo Ne Credite

photography Nicholas Alan Cope

realization Valentina Ilardi Martin

GREYBOOK Volume I

IN THE PAST HORSES WERE USED TO CONQUER NATIONS. THE LARGEST ONE WAS A TRUNK IN DISGUISE, HIDING THIRTY ELITE SOLDIERS INSIDE. DON'T TRUST THE HORSE WERE LAOCOÖN'S FAMOUS LAST WORDS. OVER THE CENTURIES, WE HAVE, HOWEVER, LEARNED TO TRUST THE TRUNK — SPECIALLY THOSE MANUFACTURED BY LOUIS VUITTON IN ASNIÈRES SINCE 1859, HERE PRESENTED IN THEIR LATEST INCARNATION, DISGUISED AS LETHAL HANDBAGS, AND ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR INSEPARABLE ALLIES.

food stylist MAGGIE RUGGIERO at VARGAS REPRESENTS

An old trunk serves as a table for a bucolic still life featuring the “Petite Malle Monogram,” with its timeless Monogram canvas contrasted by bordeaux leather details and golden S-Lock. Since his first collection Nicolas Ghesquière has paid tribute to the historic trunks of the maison.

A horse blanket serves as canvas to a composition of crops, saddlery and the “Petite Malle Graphic Print” in embossed leather featuring a re-elaboration of the Monogram’s flowers in a white, red and black motif.

Horses and trunks share a glorious past made of traveling and battle, here epitomized in the Epi red Petite Malle, with black leather details and golden S-Lock, inheriting the three little crosses from 1929.

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