vuitton’s new exhibition celebrates the art of the journey
Discover some of Louis Vuitton’s rarest trunks inside the brand’s New Bond Street maison.
Long before Nicolas Ghesquiere's otherworldly designs for Vuitton, the brand began its life as a purveyor of luxury trunks. The Trianon trunk, made by Louis himself, was first was created in 1858 and ever since the LV logo has been synonymous with the world's finest luggage; the trunks becoming more elaborate as time went on as the world's wealthy requested one-off bespoke creations and trunks for special use. While this may be out of the usual reach for us mere mortals, a new three-week exhibition at Louis Vuitton's New Bond Street Maison offers the chance for the public to get up close and personal with some of the rarest trunks in the brand's history, in a sprawling six room display divided by theme.
Entitled The Art of the Journey 1885-2016, highlights include a trunk complete with built-in zinc container which doubles as a flower holder, an origami-style leather stool and a trunk wardrobe with made in Epi Denim with pull out drawers; the epitome of luxury we say!
Text Lynette Nylander