LOUIS VUITTON continues it’s historical world tour of “VOLEZ, VOGUEZ, VOYAGEZ”
BY JULIA ASPHAR
Louis Vuitton’s Volez, Voguez, Voyagez exhibition is packing it’s leather goods and heading to Tokyo where the already successful Parisian exhibit will guide Japanese onlookers through a chronological maze of Louis Vuitton’s history.
The loosely translated “Fly, Sail, Travel” entitled exhibit is designed to share the story of Louis Vuitton from 1854 to today. Built as a nine chapter narrative and designed by Robert Carsen, the journey is not unlike a Louis Vuitton trunk that has been strapped to motorcades, ridden on trains, and carried on yachts. The show’s curator and director of Musee Galleria, Oliver Saillard, helped unravel the house’s history and dove deeply into the house’s vault.
Louis Vuitton has always been at the forefront of creation and innovation today, like over a century ago. Constantly taking inspiration from our past we craft the trends of today.
For the Japanese exhibit on display until mid-June in Tokyo’s Kioicho neighborhood, a 10th chapter has been added to the narrative. The exhibit is near the brand’s first store in Tokyo, which opened in 1978.
Louis Vuitton will continue its traveling trunk show and The Impression is hopeful those trunks will collect a myriad of country stickers to mark their travels.