VOLEZ, VOGUEZ, VOYAGEZ: DON’T MISS THE LOUIS VUITTON EXHIBITION AT THE GRAND PALAIS
Louis Vuitton at the Grand Palais from December 4th 2015 until February 21st 2016
CURATOR: Olivier Saillard
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND SET DESIGNER: Robert Carsen
Volez, voguez, voyagez… Louis Vuitton journey starts again at the Grand Palais in Paris with a great exhibition to celebrate more than 150 years of elegance and French allure.
This exhibition retraces Louis Vuitton’s great journey from 1854 until today, portraying the Maison’s founding members and those who make today the Louis Vuitton of tomorrow.
The Grand Palais was constructed in 1900 during one of the most spectacular Universal Exhibitions in Paris which welcomed 48 million visitors. Georges Vuitton was there, and he was in charge of organizing the entire section dedicated to “Travel & Leather goods”. He adorned the Palais with the Maison’s most innovative luggage and elegant bags and was the centre of attention of the entire event.
Today, the thematic journey conceived and designed by Robert Carsen navigates through 9 chapters, opening with the absolute symbols of Louis Vuitton: an antique malle and the Maison’s emblematic codes. The exhibition presents objects and documents from Louis Vuitton’s Patrimony as well as a selection of pieces lent by Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. Last but not least, a section dedicated to Craftsmanship closes the exhibition.