Nicolas Ghesquière may excel at showy runway statements, but he also knows his way around classics and fan favourites. Behold the latest Louis Vuitton bag: the Pont 9, named after the Pont Neuf, Paris’ oldest and arguably most famous bridge—which happens to stand right across the brand’s storied headquarters.
Composed of strict, sleek lines, the Pont 9 nevertheless exudes a tactile appeal due to the use of lightly padded, butter-soft calfskin. An archival logo unearthed from the 1930s and updated with a contemporary spin by Ghesquière finishes the bag.
From neutral Noir and Crème to the rich tones of Summer Gold, Rose Dahlia and Bleu Orage, there is a Pont 9 for every style and mood. A coterie of Ghesquière’s favourite girls—from Lea Seydoux to Laura Harrier—have already taken to the streets with theirs, displaying the bag’s day-to-night versatility.
The Louis Vuitton Pont 9 bag is $5,350 and is available from May 29th.