Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs Exhibition
Louis Vuitton launches an exhibition exploring the past and present of its iconic fashion house in Paris on 9th March. Running until 16th September 2012 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the exhibition delves into the two worlds of Louis Vuitton and current artistic director Marc Jacobs.
Highlighting their very different contributions to the brand, the exhibition not only showcases how the fashion industry has evolved since 1854 but also the craftsmanship, technological advances, stylistic creation and artistic collaboration.
Curated by author Pamela Golbin alongside creative consultant Katie Grand, the exhibition promises to be an educational insight into the history and workings of one of the world’s most famous luxury fashion brands.
Image above: The Nurses at the S/S 2008 Louis Vuitton fashion show, October 2007, 12 bags from the Jokes Monogram line created by Richard Prince, Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova, Lara Stone, Nadja Auermann, Naomi Campbell © LOUIS VUITTON / CHRIS MOORE
Doll, trousseau and its trunk, circa 1865, Les Arts Décoratifs © Jean Tholance
Louis Vuitton trunk 1869-1871, Les Arts Décoratifs © Jean Tholance Donation of Gaston-Louis Vuitton, 1989
Louis Vuitton bed-trunk in Damier canvas, 1891, Les Arts Décoratifs © Jean Tholance Donation of Gaston-Louis Vuitton, 1989
Keepall 50 in Silver Graffiti Monogram canvas, S/S 2001 Stephen Sprouse collection © Louis Vuitton / Antoine Jarrier
Bag in Cherries Monogram Canvas, S/S 2005 Louis Vuitton collection © Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.
Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2006/2007 Fashion Show, Stephen Sprouse printed dress © Louis Vuitton / Chris Moore