The Louis Vuitton Trunks that Take 150 Hours to Make

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The Louis Vuitton Trunks that Take 150 Hours to Make

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IN THE HISTORIC Louis Vuitton atelier in the commune of Asnières-sur-Seine, next to an elegant 19th-century villa filled with Art Nouveau antiques, a longhaired man with a skull ring and a scorpion tattoo is hard at work. Éric Leroux, 54, was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2013 for his role in mastering and preserving the art of trunk making. At the moment, he’s focused on a custom-made box destined to encase a client’s prized tourbillion watch. “You can make 10 of these, but you’ll never be able to make the same one,” he marvels of the intricately crafted case,…

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