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160 year of fashion history
Certainly in the world there is no person who has not heard of the name Louis Vuitton. It is practically impossible, because the logo of the before mentioned fashion house is one of the most copied in the world.
There is hardly a girl who secretly hasn’t coveted briefcase or travel bag with the eminent initials of the famous brand. Few know that Louis Vuitton has come a long way since they first created a simple, but very elegant suitcase, which to this day remains a status symbol of all the big stars and VIPs.
However, the brand has never forgotten his origins and roots, so we are now able to see new editions of these classic pieces, which mapped legendary fashion house as one of the most sought after, when the fashion accessories are in question.
Celebrating heritage is what the brand is consistently continued to do for many years, and the exhibition, " Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton" which means (Flying, sailing, travel - Louis Vuitton) is a kind of homage to the unsurpassed classics, His Majesty - suitcase, which is celebrated by this fashion brand.
The exhibition was staged on 4th December in Paris in one of the most monumental buildings of the Grand Palais and contains richly documented visual setting of Louis Vuitton history for more than 160 years. Curator Olivier Saillard notes that the exhibition consists of 9 chapters created by Robert Carsen, and the story begins in 1906, inspired by an old trunk.
The first section of the exhibition also includes objects and documents that have been borrowed from the pavilion Palais Galliera - Musée de la Mode de la Ville in Paris. Subsequent chapters lead visitors through symbolism, history and importance of travel as well as the early stages of human transport of the first steamships, later trains, yachts and cars. Fine manuscripts, fashion, beauty, and special orders are also important factors that characterize this exhibition.
Throughout the exhibition, visitors will see how older designs and models have inspired modern Louis Vuitton's. "Louis Vuitton has always been avant-garde creations," says Michelle Burke, general manager of the company LV.
"More than a century, Louis Vuitton has survived at the forefront of fashion heaven, and that is because we ourselves are continually inspired by the past and accept the trends of modern times. On the occasion of this exhibition, Olivier Saillard is deeply immersed in the archives of our fashion house trying to decode the secrets. He handed us a fresh vision of our past, present and future, "said Michelle Burke.
The exhibition is open to the public until 21st February 2016. Well, if the road leads you in Paris, a visit to the Grand Palais necessarily should definitely be found on your "to do" list.
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