Louis Vuitton exhibit pays tribute to ‘art of travel’

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:13:01 AM. The “art of travel” has always been synonymous with the Louis Vuitton name, and now the Parisian house is offering those of us in the States a bon voyage in the form of an exhibition.
The “art of travel” has always been synonymous with the Louis Vuitton name and now the Parisian house is offering those of us in the States a bon voyage in the form of an exhibition. Free and open to the public now through Jan. 7, the Maison presents “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez — Louis Vuitton” at the former American Stock Exchange building in New York City. The show first made its debut in Paris at the Grand Palais in December 2015 and has since enjoyed successful stints in Tokyo and Seoul. Curated by Olivier Saillard, the exhibit transports viewers from Louis Vuitton’s genesis in 1854 to the present. Guests can expect reams of suitcases, trinkets, skateboards (yes, skateboards) and Oscars gowns gleaned from the House. Joe Schildhorn BFA.com Curated by Olivier Saillard, the exhibit transports viewers from Louis Vuitton’s genesis in 1854 to the present. Guests can expect reams of suitcases, trinkets, skateboards (yes, skateboards) and Oscars gowns gleaned from the House. “Louis Vuitton has always been at the forefront of creation and innovation today and over a century ago. Constantly taking inspiration from our past, we craft the trends of today. Olivier Saillard has immersed himself in the Louis Vuitton archives to decode its secrets,” Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke says. Spanning three floors, the immersive installation is brimming with curious finds — both old and new. “The exhibition is a fresh vision of Vuitton’s past, present and future,” Saillard says. Honing...Read more
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