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Saoirse Ronan announced as new face of Louis Vuitton

The fashion house has announced the four-time, Dublin-born Oscar-nominated actress as its latest House Ambassador

The Irish actor follows other named ambassadors including Zendaya, Stray Kids’ Felix and BTS’ J-Hope

Louis Vuitton has named Irish actor Saoirse Ronan as their newest ambassador, joining other named ambassadors including Zendaya, Stray Kids’ Felix and BTS’ J-Hope.

Though just 29, Ronan has been acting for the past two decades and has been lauded for her work in films such as Little Women, Lady Bird, Brooklyn, and Atonement, among others. She has been cited by The New York Times as of the greatest actors of the 21st century.

In January of this year, her film The Outrun – which she stars in and produced – received glowing reviews at its Sundance Film Festival premiere, with Ronan in attendance wearing Louis Vuitton. She is also set to be seen on screens later this year in Steve McQueen’s highly anticipated war drama, Blitz.

Ronan recently participated in the Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles as a guest of Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, Nicolas Ghesquière.

“I have admired Saoirse’s career for many years now,” commented Ghesquière. “I find her totally captivating in the roles she plays. And what’s more, behind her talent lies such a charming and bright person.”

Saoirse Ronan with Nicolas Ghesquière

Louis Vuitton was established in 1854, pioneering luxury travel luggage. The brand has collaborated with architects, artists and designers over the years, branching out into ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches, jewellery, and fragrance.

On 25 January, Vuitton’s parent company LVMH’s announced a rise in sales at the end of last year as wealthy shoppers treated themselves to the group’s pricey handbags and Champagne, a sign of resilience at the world’s largest luxury conglomerate.

The shares rose the most in 15 years, adding about €43 billion to the company’s market value. Revenue grew 10 per cent on an organic basis in the fourth quarter of last year, the Paris-based company said, surpassing estimates and reassuring analysts and investors.

LVMH, with 75 brands including Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, is widely considered a bellwether for the industry.

(Additional reporting by Bloomberg).