September 14, 2012
The Orient Express has served as a symbol of mystery, luxury, and adventure since its creation in 1883. Once again the fabled steam engine has ignited imaginations across the globe.
Photographer Stockton Johnson has used the locomotive as a backdrop to create a whimsical pre-Shanghai inspired story conceptualized by creative director Alexander Chow. Aptly titled “Orient Express,” the spread is featured in the September issue of Vogue China
This reincarnation of the train was created by the fanciful mind of Marc Jacobs and his creative team at Louis Vuitton and was used in their Paris Fall/Winter 2012 show. The train has since journeyed all the way to China to celebrate the opening of the Shanghai Louis Vuitton store.
August 1, 2012
The Selby boards the Louis Vuitton Express for a stylish journey across two continents. The famed fashion house asked Selby to travel by train from Paris to Shanghai and document his journey and encounters along the way with a visual diary of photos and his signature illustrations. He captured unique Russian architecture, villages, open expanses, the bright lights of Shanghai, and of course his Louis Vuitton luggage. The exciting globetrotting project celebrates the art of travel and culminates in the opening of the Louis Vuitton Shanghai store. Each leg of the twelve-day trip was revealed on the Louis Vuitton Express micro site.
See more photographs from The Selby’s train trip
April 26, 2010
The Selby travels the world to document “The Journey of A Man’s Wardrobe” for Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection. His first stop is Paris, where he visits the Louis Vuitton family house, workshop, fashion show, and studio. The Selby’s signature watercolor illustrations can be seen around the website as well. Shanghai, Tokyo, London, and New York will be launching throughout May, so be sure to keep checking the Louis Vuitton “Journey” website for updates!
See some of The Selby’s photos in Paris