Louis Vuitton’s latest high jewellery line is a departure from the collections we’ve come to expect from the French fashion house.
Titled Riders of the Knights, the opulent collection is inspired by the oft-vilified Dark Ages, a period in European history that marked a decline of science and culture, and a descend into social and political chaos. Yet, during this treacherous period, heroes and heroines, such as the likes of Joan of Arc and Eleanor of Aquitaine, emerged as a beacon of hope and light for their nations.
This haute jewellery range celebrates precisely that very spirit of the medieval heroine – someone who is brave, independent, and strong – qualities that also reflect that of the modern, Louis Vuitton woman.
In homage to them, the Louis Vuitton Maison has conjured up an insanely decadent range of light-bearing precious stones – 50 exceptional gemstones to be exact, with 50 more to come – that showcase the power and chivalry of these celebrated women.
The highlight of this pulchritudinous assemblage is most definitely the Royaume, a choker necklace so ostentatiously made that one’s eyes might hurt by simply glancing at its direction.