The expressive beauty of Oscar-winning actress Michelle Williams, wearing the sensual lace slips and elegant coats of Marc Jacobs’ latest Louis Vuitton collection, is revealed by famed Vogue photog Peter Lindbergh’s sensitive and striking portraits to introduce two new leather Louis Vuitton luxuries: the new W and Capucines handbags.
Behind Lindbergh’s camera, Michelle reveals her gracious beauty, and sensitivity, and describes her experiences as an actress: “It’s like jumping off a cliff and finding your wings on the way down.”
“It’s like falling in love,” she adds. “I fall in love with characters. It’s like falling in love in your life, you can’t help it or control it, you don’t listen to what other people say. You just follow your heart. I don’t try and mastermind it, I hope to try and stay very present and open to what is moving me in the moment. And generally that tends to be something that’s challenging. If it’s not challenging, then why do it?”
The graphic W handbag, with its bold lines and innovative combination of materials, represents a fresh vision of the iconic Monogram, while the timelessly feminine Capucines throws the spotlight on Louis Vuitton’s leather craftsmanship — a heritage referenced in certain visuals by the presence of vintage trunks.
The actress has been singled out by Louis Vuitton for the independent spirit with which she has forged her path through the Hollywood star system, defining herself by her outstanding talent, her passion for her craft, and her choice of daring and challenging roles.
First rising to prominence in Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain (2005), Williams went on to give critically acclaimed performances in films such as Synecdoche, New York (2008), Shutter Island (2010), and My Blue Valentine (2010). In 2011, her performance as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn earned her a Golden Globe and her third Oscar nomination. Michelle Williams is currently filming Suite Française, one of the most eagerly awaited releases in recent years, which is based on the award-winning novel by Irène Némirovsky, discovered decades after the writer’s death in Auschwitz.