Louis Vuitton has unveiled the Men's Fall/Winter 15 advertising campaign with a focus on the Ombré, the latest line of men's leather goods featuring the Keepall and the Porte-Documents Voyage Bandoulière. Shot completely in black-and-white by Alasdair McLellon, the campaign stars French actor-director Xavier Dolan, who, at 25, was asked to be on the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Jury. His 6th film, Juste la fin du monde, adapted from Jean-Luc Lagarce's play, which stars Marion Cotillard, will be released in 2016 along with with his first English-Language film The Death and Life and John F. Donovan where he is to appear alongside Jessica Chasten, Kit Harington, Kathy Bates and Susan Sarandon.
I've fondly dreamed of becoming the face of an important brand since I was a child, in the same way that others dream of becoming an astronaut. By this, I mean dreams that are very easily pushed aside to make way for work. I dreamed of this as I first and foremost dreamed of becoming an actor and would look up at these huge posters of celebrities while driving along motorways or crossing under bridges. That I am today the face of Louis Vuitton seems almost like a twist of fate. You dream back to front, wanting the rewards before putting the work in. And then you work, get on with life and just sometimes these childhood dreams have a way of catching up with you. This is a true privilege for which I am eternally grateful.
Images courtesy of Louis Vuitton