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*In 1854, Louis Vuitton founded his House. In 1896, his son, Georges Vuitton, created The Monogram in honor of his late father. An icon was born.
As it has travelled through time, certain features and meanings have remained the same. Challenging the boundaries between craftsmanship, art, and design, Louis Vuitton has repeatedly embraced the notions of innovation, collaboration being daring throughout The Monogram’s history.

It is within this context that Louis Vuitton’s ‘The Icon and The Iconoclasts: Celebrating Monogram’ project appears this year. It is a collection of works that shows the distinctly personal side of the Monogram; representing something we think we all know in an extraordinary, individual, and idiosyncratic way. Six creative iconoclasts – the best in their individual fields – who blur the lines between fashion, art, architecture and product design, have been given carte blanche to dictate and make whatever they see fit in the patterned canvas.

Here, Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo

Angela Lindvall for Maxim US October 2014

**Maxim Magazine Names Kate Lanphear Editor in Chief

After weeks of industry speculation about who would be named Maxim magazine’s new editor in chief, WWD has learned the job will go to Kate Lanphear, who is jumping to the title from her current role as style director at T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Lanphear, who was poached by the Times in early 2013, had been style director at Elle magazine for several years, where she became a recognizable street style star.

The move is a major shift by Maxim’s new owner, Sardar Biglari — the multimillionaire who made his fortune with the national Steak ‘n Shake restaurant chain — to make the magazine profitable. The struggling men’s monthly was purchased by Biglari, of Biglari Holdings, this past February but has continued to see a steady decline. In the first half of the year, Maxim had the biggest dip among men’s lifestyle and fashion magazine newsstand sales, falling 33 percent in single-copy newsstand sales to 99,632, according to figures from the Alliance for Audited Media.

Lanphear didn’t give too much away about her strategy for the magazine, simply telling WWD that, “I hope to cultivate and broaden Maxim’s coverage of style and culture. It’s an exciting time for this boldly confident, unapologetic brand.” WWD (source) 

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