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Embark on an exhilarating journey through Louis Vuitton’s 160-year history in the spectacular setting of Tokyo.
The Louis Vuitton Volez, Voguez, Voyagez exhibition sets sail for Tokyo this spring. Already a hit at the Grand Palais in Paris, Volez, Voguez, Voyagez translates as "Fly, Sail, Travel" in reference to the origins of the Parisian house as a trunk maker.
Visitors are offered a unique opportunity to delve into previously unseen Louis Vuitton archives from 1854 through to the present day. Curated by Olivier Saillard, director of the Musée Galliera in Paris, the exhibition encompasses pieces on loan from both the Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode la Ville de Paris and from private collectors. A thematic journey tells the story of the luxury house in 10 chapters, including sections dedicated to the classic trunks, craftsmanship, the invention of travel, and Japan as a source of inspiration.
The location of the exhibition in a bespoke structure in the Tokyo district of Kioicho, where Louis Vuitton opened its first Japanese store in 1978, also pays tribute to the Maison’s long-standing relationship with Japan. Not only are the abstract flowers on the famous monogram canvas introduced in 1896 inspired by the Japanese mon, or family crest, in more recent years Louis Vuitton has collaborated with contemporary Japanese artists such as Murakami and Kusama.
Speaking of the exhibition, Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke, says: "Olivier Saillard has immersed himself in the Louis Vuitton archives to decode its secrets. He delivers a fresh vision of our past, present and future."
Watch our video shot at the Volez, Voguez, Voyagez exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris for a taster of what to expect.
The delicate jewellery boxes on display as part of the exhibition dedicated to fashion and beauty.