Fashion & Beauty

Francesca Amfitheatrof: Fantastical Jewels

A privileged look at visionary jewelry designer Francesca Amfitheatrof’s unique approach to creating collections of high jewelry for Louis Vuitton.

Working in the heart of Paris, Francesca Amfitheatrof brings a new perspective to the ancient art of jewelry design, translating her love of fashion into the jewelry collections she creates for Louis Vuitton. She approaches each collection following a theme, as a storyteller would approach a novel, but written in the oldest materials on our planet—diamonds and gold.

This book is a fascinating look at four extraordinary jewelry collections, exploring the designer’s alchemical process from raw materials and inspiration to polished jewel. Journal-like in style, and featuring unique sketches, gouaches, collages, and personal photographs the book highlights how Amfitheatrof and Louis Vuitton have given the ancient craft of jewelry-making a modern approach. The book also reveals how Amfitheatrof’s personal journey, and her creativity, are perfectly matched with the pioneering and visionary spirit of Louis Vuitton, a house with its roots in luggage and travel. Amfitheatrof, working together with renowned art director Fabien Baron, has created a stunning and highly personal volume that beautifully reflects her singular artistry, within a unique and luxurious package that features a ribbon tie closure and vellum inserts.

About The Author

Francesca Amfitheatrof is Artistic Director of Jewelry and Watches at Louis Vuitton—the first person to be given this role at the fashion house. Prior to her appointment at Louis Vuitton she was the first ever female design director of Tiffany & Co. from 2014 to 2018, and created jewelry for brands including Marni, Fendi, and Chanel. Cate Blanchett is a two-time Academy Award-winning actress. She recently won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance in Tár (2022).

  • Publish Date: September 26, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10-1/2 x 13
  • Pages: 264
  • US Price: $115.00
  • CDN Price: $155.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7321-0

Author Bookshelf: Cate Blanchett