Louis Vuitton history showcased at Paris exhibition

An exhibition tracing the history of Louis Vuitton, France's most famous luxury leather bag maker, will be held at the Grand Palais in Paris from December 4, 2015 to February 21, 2016. A three-month event enabling the general public to discover treasures from this giant's past.



Curated by Olivier Saillard, the head of Paris's Galliera fashion museum, the "Volez, Voguez, Voyagez - Louis Vuitton" exhibition not only tells us about the history of this luxury goods house, but also the main people who have had an impact on it, from the founders to Nicolas Ghesquière, the current creative director of the brand's womenswear collections.

"Louis Vuitton has always been at the avant-garde of creation....For this exhibition, Olivier Saillard has immersed himself in the archives of our Maison to decode its secrets. He delivers a fresh vision of our past, present and future," says Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton's CEO.

Signature Louis Vuitton creations will be on display at the exhibition - ©Patrick Demarchelier

The exhibition will be spread across several rooms at the Grand Palais, with set design by Robert Carsen. It will open with an iconic symbol of Louis Vuitton, a trunk dating back to 1906, and will be split into nine themes covering the design house's links with the art world, plus other fields such as cars, yachts, aviation, writing, and beauty.

Many of the special orders made by Louis Vuitton will also be put on show. The exhibition will end with a room dedicated to the company's craftsmanship.

"Volez, Voguez, Voyagez - Louis Vuitton" -- from December 4, 2015 to February 21, 2016 -- at the Salon d'Honneur in the Grand Palais, Paris.
 

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