Travel and Vuitton have always been a big part of the reason why I love the brand so much. The intrinsic and authentic connection between the two stemmed from the fact that Monsieur Vuitton left his family mill at the tender age of fourteen to travel to Paris – a 280 mile journey by foot, back in 1835. It was from there that the specialism in travel accessories began under the guidance of Monsieur Romain Marechal.
Back to 2015, to celebrate the various stages of Louis Vuitton heritage (from 1854 to today), the exhibition ‘Volez, Vogues, Voyages’ has launched at the Grand Palais curated by Olivier Saillard, with set design and art direction by Robert Carsen and in collaboration with fifth generation family member, Patrick Louis Vuitton.
Showcased over 9 rooms, the exhibition features heritage pieces from the very first trunks to the most recent creations designed by Nicholas Ghesquiere and Kim Jones.
A little preview of what you can expect in the images below. Will make sure to share more in January when I am in Paris for menswear week!
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼The exhibition is open from now until 21 February 2016. Photography by Grégoire Vieille ℅ Louis Vuitton. See my other Louis Vuitton stories including special projects, here.