Maîtres du Savoir-Faire: Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz Nomadic Photographer’s Bag
Internationally renowned portrait photographer

Shoulder bag dimensions (cm): L 40* W 21* H 23
Back Pack dimensions (cm): L 33* W 19* H 44

Exterior: Monogram canvas with black leather trimmings
Interior: Burgundy microfibre

Probably the foremost portrait photographer of our time, Annie Leibovitz began her career as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone magazine in 1970, becoming its chief photographer in 1973. She joined Vanity Fair ten years later, having established herself as the world’s leading rock music photographer and an astute documentarian of the social landscape. She has published several collections of her work, most recently A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005, and has created acclaimed advertising images, including her portraits for Louis Vuitton’s Core Values campaign.

Annie Leibovitz never carries a purse, preferring to keep her hands free to hold a camera, and therefore requested a backpack with room for both her photographic equipment and personal effects. Louis Vuitton created a spacious and stylish design in Monogram canvas trimmed, unusually, with black leather and palladium-finish hardware. The interior, lined with ruby red microfibre, features several different compartments with cushioned protection for her valuable cameras and accessories, as well as adjustable Velcro pockets. Two sturdy padded straps enable Annie Leibovitz to wear her backpack comfortably for hours.

“At Louis Vuitton, a special order can be hard-sided or soft-sided it simply has to respond to the traveller’s needs. Annie’s piece is a perfect example of our expertise in creating a soft travel bag to hold and protect in all circumstances such a precious item as a camera.” – Patrick-Louis Vuitton

Images via Louis Vuitton


  • Veez

    I'd lvoe to have them both! It's about time LV came out with photographer's bags.

  • jay

    where can i buy that first bag at

    • Naomi

      It appears that the bags in the above photograph are a custom order.

      Louis Vuitton can customize and build virtually anything you want for personal order. I had a large makeup case built, based on their Boite Bouteilles trunk. If you have a particular bag you would like made, they can make it for you at around the same expense that you would pay for normal retail. I also custom ordered another Boite Boutielles trunk without the bottle straps that are in the regular model, and paid less than I would’ve if I had purchased the trunk off the floor (with the bottle straps that I didn’t want built in).

      The down side is paying full rate and a possible 6 month – 1 yr wait for building, which can be discouraging when there are already so many great pre-owned bags in pristine condition for sale at a fraction of the cost. I buy both new and pre-owned, so I understand the contemplation of getting a deal.

      Louis Vuitton currently offers a Damier camera bag for the small – medium range DSLR, much like the second shoulder bag photographed here.