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T his is a story of upward mobility — a feat attempted by many yet realized by only a few. This is drive, passion, intelligence, and LOUIS By Steven Hempel 200 THE LV TRUNK INTERPRETED BY 200 VISIONARIES luck rolled into one tidy package. In more modern times, it has come to be symbolized by large estates, beautiful transport, and all the trappings that luxury brings. Some 200 years ago, in the time of Louis Vuitton, this package was represented by the trunk. Practical and unassuming, it symbolized freedom of movement across borders and continents. It symbolized the thrill of exploration. Louis Vuitton began his journey at age 14, leaving Anchay, France, to find his path. Traveling by foot, (Continued) Theo Curin 42

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