Patrick Mauriès 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 Léonforte 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).