Ten years ago, the French luxury titan Louis Vuitton made a landmark step into the world of watch-making, launching the very first timepiece named after the first watch in the Western world in 1540 _ the Tambour.
Artist and illustrator ML Chiratorn Chirapravati.
The collection marks Louis Vuitton's success in marrying its perfected art of travel with heritage luxury and finest Swiss movement, and the Tambour becomes the staple in the LV timepiece collection, seeing numerous variations and updated models, albeit with the same purity of design that all the fans swear by.
To commemorate a decade of the Tambour, Louis Vuitton has dedicated its annual charity exhibition to the iconic timepiece. The exhibition titled "Faces Of The Tambour" will raise funds for the Chaipattana Foundation, and showcase portraits of 10 distinguished personalities from different professions.
Sporting a timepiece from the Louis Vuitton Tambour collection, each personality is captured by Pix Corners' Supasit Srisawathsak and Kittidech Jaroenporn, in saturated naturalism that is true to the Annie Leibovitz aesthetic for Louis Vuitton's Core Value campaign.
They are portrayed in their own surroundings, and reflect their thoughts on the notion of time _ how they balance the time they have between work and leisure, professional and personal commitment, and how their life is guided by the flow of time.
Those attending the exhibition included assistant to the chairman of King Power Group and captain of the Thai Polo Association, Apichet Raksriaksorn, Cory and Tipanan Srifuengfung, ML Chiratorn Chirapravati, the Sukosol Hotels' Marisa and Daranee Sukosol, founder and creative director of Asava fashion label Polpat Asavaprapha, BEC World's Pravit Maleenont, Thakonkiat Virawan of GMM Grammy, and Vipavadee Patpongpibul, CEO of P49 Deesign.
Each of them made a donation of 100,000 baht, raising 1 million baht for the Chaipattana Foundation.
The Faces of Tambour exhibition runs from Nov 15-19 between 10am and 8pm in front of the Louis Vuitton outlet at Gaysorn Plaza. Admission is free.
Cory and Tipanan Srifuengfung.
A behind-the-scenes photoshoot of Marisa and Daranee Sukosol.