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Move over LACMA or the Getty! L.A.’s museum scene has a new contender now, renowned Parisian brand Louis Vuitton is here to give you a fashion-forward experience with Louis Vuitton X. Sitting on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Rodeo Drive and spread over a sprawling ten rooms across two floors, the exhibit will be open to the public until September 15.
A brush with the stars | Debuting among celebrity fanfare along with daytime preview last week, the event saw the likes of Supermodel Miranda Kerr, Millie Bobby Brown, Hailee Steinfeld, Jaden Smith, Orlando Bloom etc. in attendance to the star-studded cocktail party. Akin to a gorgeous sunset, the event announced itself with an unmistakable orange and pink accent façade for those who could not attend.
A unique shopping experience | Lady Luck simply shines on the lucky few who can visit the exhibit as they get to experience the collaborative history of the brand over the past 160 years, and as if this visual onslaught was not enough, the connoisseurs get to indulge in a shopping therapy as the top floor opens its doors to a selection of ready-to-wear, accessories, books, shoes, leather goods, fragrances, as well as its Objet Nomades collection, all to make your own!
A history of fashion collaborations | Ever since the iconic moment when Marc Jacobs and Stephen Sprouse altered the brand’s logo for the first time, the brand is known for its fashion-mashups. Hosting all the brand’s artistic collaborations since then, the airy vintage landmark is a witness to the brands legendary association with designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Rei Kawakubo, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and Yayoi Kusama.
The exhibition also highlights the showstopping creations of the current creative directors Virgil Abloh and Nicolas Ghesquière but the pièce de résistance is the Artycapucines Collection which unveils co-creations with six new artists namely Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Nicholas Hlobo, Alex Israel, Tschabalala Self, and Jonas Wood. The ArtyCapucines collection features the unique take of each of the six artists on the classic Capucines bag, a limited-edition collection of 300 bags per design and is quickly getting sold out even on pre-sales at $6,800 each, this piece of heaven certainly comes with a celestial tag!
An ambience like no other | Even the ambience of this exhibition spells WOW, its centrepiece is a unique creation by the artist Sylvie Fluery, easily mistakable for a Louis Vuitton Keepall travel bag, it’s actually a bronze sculpture, this never-seen-before piece was acquired shortly after its debut display when Virgil Abloh developed a liking for it, said to be the design inspiration behind the prism bags from Spring Summer 2019, it can be found at the “Monogram as Blank Canvas” Room.
Lights, Movie, LV | Movie buffs are in for a surprise as well, a wonderous chamber known as “Lights, Camera, Action! Louis Vuitton on the Red Carpet” houses the most memorable show-stopping creations worn by celebrities to the Oscars, the Met Gala, and the SAG Awards.
Time Capsule | Not just limited to the clothing, the expansive exhibit houses elaborate art deco perfume bottles, 20th-century special order trunks, silk scarves by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki as well as window displays commissioned by Louis Vuitton’s grandson, Gaston Louis.
Socially Savvy | The exhibit is historical and artistic but fuels the social soul as well, with specifically designed Instagram and Snapchat camera effects that are exclusive to the space, the guests are Insta-gratified and Snap-to-date!
Reimagining the past and future | Packing a punch right from the beginning, the entry exhibit called “As seen by…” features the work of artists who have been commissioned to reimagine the brand’s founder and highlight artworks by Alex Katz this time.
Open 7 days a week! It’s blasphemous to miss this awe-inspiring gallery experience if you are in L.A.
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