x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

The Decoder: Louis Vuitton’s NN14 Fatale

Louis Vuitton's NN14 Fatale is the new 'It' bag.

Louis Vuitton’s NN14 Fatale bag. Courtesy: Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton’s NN14 Fatale bag. Courtesy: Louis Vuitton

Ladies, take note – Louis Vuitton’s NN14 Fatale, the new ‘It’ bag, has arrived in The Dubai Mall, and is going for Dh81,000. Here’s what you need to know.

- True fans will recognise the bag is a reinvention of the iconic Noé bag designed by Gaston-Louis Vuitton in 1932 to transport bottles of champagne for a producer. This update retains the original “bucket” look, but is smaller and more streamlined than the original.

- The NN14 is the final, exclusive exotic bag collection that Marc Jacobs designed for Louis Vuitton for spring/summer 2014.

- Distinctive features include the LV-embossed leather handle and the emblematic LV padlock and key bell with a metallic, light, aged-silver finish.

- Made from precious alligator skin with a handcrafted raw tone-on-tone hand-applied edge finish, the NN14 Fatale is lined with black suede calfskin, and comes with a removable pocket in matching alligator.

- The bag comes in two sizes: Petite Modele for elbow and hand carry – also available in classic Monogram canvas with natural cowhide trim – and Grande Modele, which can be worn on the shoulder.

- The iconic NN14 Noé advertising campaign was dedicated to Jacobs’s six muses from his time at Louis Vuitton – Catherine Deneuve, Fan Bingbing, Gisele Bündchen, Caroline de Maigret, Edie Campbell and Sofia Coppola.

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