Discover the history of Louis Vuitton trunks

Hired as the personal box-maker and packer to Eugenie, Empress of France, Louis Vuitton became an apprentice to a box manufacturer during the 1830s. In his early 30s, Vuitton designed a flat-topped trunk that could be stacked, and he went on from there...

Handbags specialist Rachel Koffsky features in this week’s Private Screening and takes a comprehensive look at Louis Vuitton and the innovative sought-after models that became the travel goods manufacturer of choice among the aristocracy.