In Case You Missed This Exquisitely Curated Exhibit in Paris
This Winter at the Grand Palais,
Which Archived The History of the Fashion Brand Louis Vuitton,
This One Is For The History Books!
We were fortunate to have viewed this exhibit while in Paris for Maison & Objet this past January. It is our pleasure to share glimpses of this elaborate show, which walked us through time using fashion, luxury travel and style as our guide. Louis Vuitton's trunks have set the standard for stylish travel dating all the way back to the early 1900s. Curated by Olivier Saillard, this exhibition included 9 rooms all filled with gorgeous vignettes of LV product in the Grand Palais. It was a look back in time but also included current designs from handbags, suitcases, fragrances and fashion. The show gave us moments to ponder in history like when Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami collaborated with LV. This show was a fashion and style lover's dream.
A Little History of Louis Vuitton:
In 1835 Louis Vuitton left his native village in the mountains of France, and headed to Paris where he took a job as a box maker. This gave him myriad experiences which later allowed him to open his own company in 1854. Tailored for lightness and travel, these flat trunks were very modern in their focus. The combination of canvas with their now iconic patterns set them apart from all other, and soon they were quite popular. They then began making vertical wardrobe trunks as well and the "jet set" started sporting their luggage through yacht and train travel. The story continues from there of course but the success of the House of Louis Vuitton was minted. The brand is deeply rooted in the principles of French Style, and this iconic brand made travel luxurious.
The Grand Palais, Paris
seeing the LV bags of iconic figures like Elizabeth Taylor's above,
added a special touch to the exhibition.
Many of the aristocracy and even five star hotels had their pieces personalized and custom designed for their liking.