A Cultural History of Louis Vuitton Trunks

In case you haven’t noticed, I tend to catch museum exhibits at the last minute. Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending Voyage en Capitale: Louis Vuitton & Paris. But this isn’t really about clothes. It’s about Vuittons’ behind the Vuitton. You know, the ones who established those heritage trunks. And I’m not really one for monograms, though I would gladly make an exception for any one of the magnificent trunks featured in the show. The exhibit starts out in the 1850s and progresses through the centuries to current day artistic collaborations. It’s a cultural history that touches upon each and every tailor-made trunk from Jeanne Lanvin to Damien Hirst, doll and Red Cross pharmacy cases. I left the exhibition inspired, and wondering why in this day in age luggage companies don’t take a cue from exquisite compartmentalized Vuitton trunks. Anyone in Paris should surely make their best effort to get there this weekend. For more information, visit the website.

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