November 14, 2012

The essence
of Luxury


On November 21-23, LVMH will sponsor the first international symposium on the history of Luxury, which will take place in Lyon. More than 30 researchers and professors from universities around the world will give talks on the topic of this edition: "The Trade in Luxury, the Luxury of Trade".

The three central subjects of the symposium -"Merchants and merchandise: the spatial circulation of luxury goods"; "The luxury economy: designing, producing and selling"; and "Luxury and demi-luxe: the social significance of luxury objects" – cover the history of Luxury from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Our historical leadership in the area will be highlighted in a presentation by the Head of Heritage for Veuve Clicquot who will discuss the champagne trade in the 19th century, illustrated by the discovery in 2010 of Veuve Clicquot bottles in a ship that had sunk in the Baltic Sea.


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