LOUIS VUITTON UNVEILS THREE NEW FASHION EYE BOOKS: DEAUVILLE, HONG KONG, AND VIENNA
Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has celebrated the art of travel. This fall, Louis Vuitton embarks on a new journey to explore new horizons with the release of three additional titles in the Fashion Eye series of photography books: Vienna by Stefanie Moshammer, Hong Kong by Frank Horvat, and Deauville by Omar Victor Diop. Similar to the previous titles, each book reveals a country, region, city, or place through the lens of a fashion photographer.
The Fashion Eye books are meticulously designed to capture the essence of the destination, featuring large-format photos, engaging interviews, or essays, creating a dynamic dialogue between emerging and established photographers. The series forms a reference collection combining contemporary and historical treasures.
Omar Victor Diop’s Deauville series is a vibrant exploration of his personal journey and identity, comparing the past and present, composite identities, and the influence of different cultures. Born in Dakar, Senegal, Diop’s diverse talents in art forms such as photography, collage, creative writing, fashion, and textile design have gained international recognition. His work is found in prestigious collections and exhibited in major shows, and his first monograph, “Omar Victor Diop,” was published in 2021. His Deauville project serves as an autobiographical reflection, reimagining the landscapes of the coastal town as echoes of his youth in Dakar and exploring themes of identity and cultural connection.
In 1962, Frank Horvat collaborated with writer Dieter Lattmann on a magazine article about major cities, leading them to Hong Kong, then under British rule and experiencing an influx of refugees from China. Horvat’s fascination with the vertical and densely populated city, where every inch was teeming with life, resonated with his photographic style, capturing scenes in black and white. This book reveals previously unseen images, as many of the commissioned works were never published. Born in Italy in 1928 and influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frank Horvat’s career took him from nighttime scenes in Paris to revolutionizing fashion photography. His unique perspective breathed new life into the genre, emphasizing street photography. After his world tour in 1962 and 1963, he focused on personal projects, resulting in numerous exhibitions and books. Horvat’s work has been celebrated in retrospective exhibitions, including one in 2023 at the Jeu de Paume in Paris. He passed away on October 21, 2020.
Stefanie Moshammer’s project about her hometown Vienna is a multifaceted visual narrative, combining elements of scene staging, abstraction, and screenshots. Exploring Vienna’s place in the collective imagination and its clichés, she guides readers through the city’s physical and mental mysteries, drawing inspiration from historical sites and figures while delving into intimate self-reflection. The result is a unique story engaging past and present in a conversation to form a distinctive perspective on Vienna. Born in 1988, Stefanie Moshammer is a visual artist known for her empirical and experimental approach. With a background in textile design and studies in graphic design, photography, visual storytelling, and social and cultural anthropology, she has authored several books and received numerous awards. Her work has been published in various publications and exhibited worldwide.