The exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton” retraces Louis Vuitton’s great journey from 1854 to today,
through depictions of the Maison’s founding members and those who create the Louis Vuitton of tomorrow.
Louis Vuitton will celebrate “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton” at the Grand Palais from 4th December 2015 till 21st February 2016. Curated by Olivier Saillard, this exhibition retraces Louis Vuitton’s great journey from 1854 till today, through depictions of the Maison’s founding members and those who create 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 milllion visitors. At this turning point of the century, Georges Vuitton was in charge of organizing the entire section dedicated to “Travel & Leather goods”. The Louis Vuitton booth, surprisingly in the shape of a merry-go-round,presented the Maison’s most innovative luggage and elegant bags and was the center of attention.
The thematic journey conceived and designed by Robert Carsen navigates through 9 chapters, opening with the absolute symbol of Louis Vuitton: an antique malle. An innately modern design, it foresaw what were to become the Maison’s emblematic codes and epitomised Louis Vuitton’s audacious spirit. 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. A section dedicated to Craftsmanship closes the exhibition.