A privileged look at visionary jewelry designer Francesca Amfitheatrof’s unique approach to creating collections of high jewelry for Louis Vuitton.
Working in the heart of Paris, Francesca Amfitheatrof brings a new perspective to the ancient art of jewelry design, translating her love of fashion into the jewelry collections she creates for Louis Vuitton. She approaches each collection following a theme, as a storyteller would approach a novel, but written in the oldest materials on our planet—diamonds and gold.
This book is a fascinating look at four extraordinary jewelry collections, exploring the designer’s alchemical process from raw materials and inspiration to polished jewel. Journal-like in style, and featuring unique sketches, gouaches, collages, and personal photographs the book highlights how Amfitheatrof and Louis Vuitton have given the ancient craft of jewelry-making a modern approach. The book also reveals how Amfitheatrof’s personal journey, and her creativity, are perfectly matched with the pioneering and visionary spirit of Louis Vuitton, a house with its roots in luggage and travel. Amfitheatrof, working together with renowned art director Fabien Baron, has created a stunning and highly personal volume that beautifully reflects her singular artistry, within a unique and luxurious package that features a ribbon tie closure and vellum inserts.