Volez, Voguez, Voyagez - Louis Vuitton
Exhibition at the Grand Palais until February 21, 2016
Louis Vuitton presents the exhibition Volez, Voguez, Voyagez - Louis Vuitton (fly, sail, travel), recounting the adventure of the Louis Vuitton brand, from 1854 to nowadays.
The Grand Palais was built for one of the most spectacular World Fairs, the 1900 World Fair taking place in Paris and greeting 48 millions of visitors. At the eve of a new century, Georges Vuitton, in charge of the travel accessories and leather goods section designs a stand in the shape of a carrousel, presenting the most innovative and elegant luggage and handbags of the brand.
The exhibition, organized in 9 thematic sections presents one of the best known symbol of the brand: a vintage chest, ancient but still modern, which embodies Louis Vuitton’s emblematic codes. A room dedicated to the house’s know-how is closing the exhibition.
Several vintage prints of photos by Boris Lipnitzki from the Roger-Viollet collections are exhibited, including Parisienne de Photographie’s very own 1930’s airwoman.
Grand Palais, Salon d'Honneur
Square Jean Perrin, Paris 8e
Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm
Late opening on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saterdays from 10 am o 10 pm
Closed on Tuesdays. Scholl holidays: open every day from 9 am to 10 pm.
General Curator :
Artistic direction and scenography: Robert Carsen
Flying club. France, about 1935-1937.
© Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet