MIAMI — Louis Vuitton is getting into gear for the long haul in South Florida.
Preceding its permanent Miami proper store due in 2014, the brand opened a temporary location Friday at 170 N.E. 40th Street in the Design District, formerly occupied by the Tomas Maier boutique. It chose to work with an existing layout rather than follow a prototype, according to Valerie Chapoulaud-Floquet, president and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton North America.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"