Patrick Mauri s is a journalist, publisher, and author of around thirty essays and stories. In 1981, he founded his own literary review, Le Promeneur inspired by eighteenth-century gazettes, becoming a publishing house in its own right from 1988. He is an expert in cultural studies, specialising in English-speaking and Italian societies, and has written widely on literature, fashion and the decorative arts. He contributed to The World According to Karl and Choupette, both published by Flammarion.
Pierre L onforte splits his time between Paris and Milan. He is a regular contributor to international publications including AD, Vanity Fair, Marie-Claire Maison, and a columnist for Le Figaro. A founder and former editor-in-chief of the Louis Vuitton City Guides, he is now editorial advisor to the series. He has written a number of illustrated books and coauthored Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks (Abrams, 2010).