Louis Vuitton Celebrates 160 Years in a Retrospective Exhibition

To commemorate its 160th anniversary, Louis Vuitton launches “Louis Vuitton X”, a historical retrospective encompassing the house’s inimitable clothing, accessories and collaborations… The exhibition will take place until September 15, 2019 in Beverly Hills.

Comprised of nine distinct “rooms,” the exhibition presents objects and artworks in the following order: “Louis Vuitton: As seen by…;” “Origins: A Tradition of Modernity;” “Reinterpreting Icons;” “The Monogram as a Blank Canvas;” “Art on Silk;” “Art Meets Fashion;” “Lights, Camera, Action! Louis Vuitton on the Red Carpet;” “Magic Malle: The Past is Present” and finally “Artycapucines: Six Visions of a Contemporary Classic.”

Across the two floors of the iconic 468 North Rodeo Drive building in Beverly Hills, California, Louis Vuitton X draws on over 180 items from Louis Vuitton’s archives and scenography to trace the Maison’s pioneering journey. The exhibition brings together a remarkable collection of early twentieth-century special-order trunks, beautiful art deco perfume bottles and window displays commissioned and designed by Louis Vuitton’s grandson Gaston-Louis, iconic Monogram bags reworked by renowned artists and designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Rei Kawakubo, Cindy Sherman, and Frank Gehry, and original collaborations and commissions by artists including Yayoi Kusama, Richard Prince, and Zaha Hadid.

Artist-designed goods, perfume bottles and original window displays are all on hand, as the showcase culminates with the new Artycapucines collection, a series of Capucines bags redesigned by artists Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Nicholas Hlobo, Tschabalala Self, Jonas Wood among others.

“Louis Vuitton X” is open to the public until September 15. The showcase is accompanied by a pop-up shop overseen by colette and Just an Idea’s Sarah Andelman, which offers Louis Vuitton womenswear, accessories, footwear, fragrances, books and more.

“Louis Vuitton X”
468 N Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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