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EXCLUSIVE: Louis Vuitton to Take High Jewelry to Prague

PARIS — Francesca Amfitheatrof’s first high jewelry collection for Louis Vuitton is ready, and the house is going all out for the occasion, taking the pieces to Prague for a gala dinner in Vladislav Hall, a soaring monument of Gothic architecture.
Guests of the world’s biggest luxury label —150 people, mostly clients — will be served a meal by French chef Alain Passard under the ribbed vaulting of the Prague Castle hall, which dates back to the 15th century.
It’s only a slight exaggeration to say the event has been a decade in the making.
“Over 10 years ago, I attempted to do an event with Karl [Lagerfeld]” in Prague, explained Louis Vuitton chief executive officer Michael Burke. The pair shared a love of the city’s Gothic richness.
“It’s not a common fishing ground for most designers, we both loved it,” said Burke, who, like Lagerfeld, grew up in Germany.
“We had this in common — Gothic period is not very well understood by everyone, it has a more modern connotation that is not in keeping with its origins….It can maybe be compared with Surrealism today — it was soaring and free and imaginative and creative, coming off the Romanesque period that was very disciplined

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