Louis Vuitton Parnasséa Collection

From Parnassus, the mythical dwelling place of the muses, the new Louis Vuitton Parnasséa leather goods collection has inherited the beauty of its forms, the perfection of its materials and the harmony of its colours. From the Parnassian movement in poetry, it has plundered its imaginative élan and compositional precision. To the Montparnasse district of Paris, a hotbed of artistic creativity, it owes its inspiration and finesse.

In homage to Paris, that historic capital of the arts, each bag and smaller leather goods bears the name of a famous street: Alma, Vivienne, Capucines… Resonant, evocative names, like so many invitations to a poetic stroll decked out in elegance.

The four bag designs – two LV icons and two new creations – and two smaller leather items come in a choice of four kinds of leather. Each one embodies a style and expresses a personality. To caress their surface is to be transported on a journey of the senses.

Smooth, silky, natural Racine calfskin is blended with the deep, subtle shades of Cashmere calf to adorn the compact Vivienne in its daytime incarnation, while the stringent refinement of Box leather gives it the sheen and lustre of the night. Taurillon leather enhances the forms of the Capucines and Alma bags with the suppleness of its voluptuous grain. Technicolor interpretations of the emblematic Alma and SC Bag — in Cashmere calf and Taurillon leather open a new chapter in an already rich legend.

Elegant, rare and desirable, each handbag is timeless in its own discreet, enduring way, transcending fleeting desires to become a unique, indispensable, eternal accessory.

The Louis Vuitton Parnasséa leather goods collection is set to be released on July 2013.

Louis Vuitton Parnassea SC Bag

When Sofia Coppola visited the Louis Vuitton workshops at Asnières in 2009, she was dreaming of a bag. She wanted it to be precious and unostentatious, a subtle reworking of the iconic forms of the Speedy and Keepall models. Joining the pantheon of the House’s emblematic creations, the SC Bag has now been reinvented in small and mini versions, the height of charm and refinement. Its smooth curves have taken on bold colours, from Quetsche (dark purple) & Églantine (rose hip) to Clémentine (orange) to the more low-key Black and White.

SC Bag BB in Cashmere Leather
10.2″ x 8.7″ x 4.3″
Colors: Clémentine, Bleu Canard, Blanc Cassé, Black, Quetsche
Price: US$3550

LV Parnassea SC Bag PM Quetsche'
SC Bag PM in Cashmere Leather
11.8″ x 10.2″ x 5.1″
Colors: Quetsche, Black, Blanc Cassé, Églantine
Price: US$4150

Vuitton Parnassea Speedy PM Racine
SC Bag PM in Racine Leather
11.8″ x 10.2″ x 5.1″
Colors: Tan
Price: US$5900

Louis Vuitton Parnassea Alma

Spare and pure, like the lines of an art deco building, the Alma, first created in 1934, commands a special place in the firmament of the House’s emblems. The elegant simplicity of its design keeps it forever young. Today, the soft feel of its leather is combined with a palette of warm, matte colors, lending a touch of fantasy to its classic chic.

Alma PPM in Taurillon Leather
9.8″ x 7.9″ x 4.3″
Colors: Blanc Cassé, Églantine, Black
Price: US$3250

Louis Vuitton Parnassea Alma PM Taurillon Bleu Canard
Alma PM in Taurillon Leather
12.6″ x 9.8″ x 5.5″
Colors: Clémentine, Quetsche, Bleu Canard, Violet
Price: US$3850

Alma MM in Taurillon Leather
13.8″ x 10.6″ x 6.7″
Colors: Églantine, Black
Price: US$4450

Louis Vuitton Parnassea Tabor

Taking its name from the rue des Capicines in Paris, where Louis Vuitton opened his first store in 1854, the timelessly elegant Capucines bag is a testament to fine leather craftsmanship. Sleek and elegant, Capucines harbours many secrets. In full grain Taurillon leather, it combines refined details, including semi-rigid handles secrured by jewel-like rings, with a spacious, functional shape offering two inside compartments. Its distinctive flap can be worn in two ways: outside to reveal the outline of a Monogram flower, or inside to show the LV initials.

The multiple facets of Louis Vuitton’s broad range of know-how are all concentrated in the sophistication of this handbag, the better to recount a tale of discreet, self-assured femininity.

Capucines PommeCapucines MM in Taurillon Leather
15.7″ x 13.8″ 5.9″
Colors: Blanc Cassé, Black, Bleu Canard, Clémentine, Purple, Ocre, Pomme, Taupe
Price: US$5150

Capucines GM in Taurillon Leather
15.7″ x 10.6″ x 6.3″
Colors: Black, Églantine
Price: US$5600

Louis Vuitton Parnassea Vivienne

The Vivienne adopts a light-hearted, youthful silhouette, a luxurious, upbeat urban bag for the daytime. With its clever compartments, everything is in its place, right down to the handy little pocket. Vivienne comes in two versions: one in S-Lock, symbol of Louis Vuitton know-how in the art of travel and craftsmanship, and another in LV Lock, a refined reinterpretation of the iconic Monogram. Vivienne features 2 removable straps for elbow, shoulder, crossbody, hand, or clutch carry options. Inside, there are 4 open compartments, 4 credit card slots, internal flap pocket containing additional card holder.

Vivienne S-Lock in Cashmere & Racine Leather
8.7″ x 6.7″ x 3.5″
Colors: Bleu Canard / Tan, Clémentine / Tan
Price: US$4150

Louis Vuitton Parnassea Vivienne S-Lock Box Leather Gray
Vivienne S-Lock in Box Leather
8.7″ x 6.7″ x 3.5″
Color: Gray
Price: US$4950

Louis Vuitton Vivienne LV Mix
Vivienne LV in Cashmere, Taurillon & Racine Leathers
9.1″ x 6.7″ x 3.5″
Color: Bleu Canard / Quetsche / Tan / Plum
Price: US$4150

Louis Vuitton Parnassea Vivienne LV Box Leather Black
Vivienne LV in Box Leather
9.1″ x 6.7″ x 3.5″
Colors: Black, Marine
Price: US$4960

Louis Vuitton Parnassea Vivienne Wallet

Preciously nestled inside a handbag or carried intrepidly in the hand, these small leather goods are ready to adapt to every moment in a woman’s life. With their ingenious designs, they keep credit cards, money, IDs, etc. in perfect order. Elegantly adorned in exceptional leathers, enhanced by the House’s signature detailing, they emanate style with a subtle grace.

Vivienne LV Long Wallet in Cashmere Leather

Colors: Blanc Cassé, Églantine, Quetsche
Price: US$1990

Vivienne Wallet in Taurillon Leather
7.5″ x 3.9″ x 0.8″
Colors: Blue Canard, Clémentine, Violet
Price: US$1990

Vivienne LV Long Wallet in Box Leather
7.5″ x 3.9″ x 0.8″
Colors: Black
Price: US$2280

Vivienne LV Long Wallet in Racine Leather
7.5″ x 3.9″ x 0.8″
Colors: Tan
Price: US$2430

Vivienne Compact Wallet in Cashmere Taurillon & Racine Leather
4.7″ x 3.5″ x 0.8″
Colors: Bleu Canard / Quetsche / Tan
Price: US$1620

Vivienne Compact Wallet in Box Leather
4.7″ x 3.5″ x 0.8″
Colors: Black
Price: US$1990

Images via Louis Vuitton


  • mira

    gorgeous bags! i look forward to seeing them in person. especially the alma!

  • Aissa

    I saw the Vivienne bags at Bond Street. Pretty bag but too small for everyday.

  • Marie

    To die for!

  • mandy

    great stuff! i sure have something to look forward to this summer.

  • Yulya


  • Can’t wait for July!

  • Really waiting for all!..

  • janie

    Phenomenal! LV is really upping their game in terms of leather.

  • lou

    The Tabor is in my wishlist

  • Sao Paulo Brazil

    They got right with that collection, just because it looks timeless, sophisticated and natural. There are no invented additions, just clean lines, no noveaux rich logos and beautiful colors. Sometimes it just feel right!

  • Jane

    To be honest, I prefer the existing LV lines and some that they are discontinuing (Mahina, Ixia, etc). I guess I just don’t understand the new lines…. to me, they look like something I would purchase at Target. Is it the quality of leather that makes these stand out? Maybe I need to see & feel them in person.

  • Empriente

    For me it is all in the leather and that distinctive, classic and all Lv design… It bring back the ‘luxury’ feeling that is almost gone in recent years when buying an LV.