I was very excited to receive details and pics of the new ‘Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs’ exhibition this week. The highly anticipated showcase is due to open at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris on March 9, and will run until September 16. I’m off to Paris in June, so will definitely be heading over there to take a look. If you don’t make it across the channel though, here is a sneak preview…
The exhibition will trace the careers of Louis Vuitton (who founded the eponymous fashion house in 1854) and Marc Jacobs (its artistic director since 1997) along with their contributions to the fashion world. It will look at the parallel stories of Vuitton and Jacobs (across two centuries) and analyse the fashion industry during these two periods; one beginning with 19th century industrialization and the other peaking in twenty-first century globalization.
The gallery space will cover two floors, each devoted to one of the designers. The first floor will pay tribute to Louis, who started his career as a trunkmaker in 1854 – and will showcase some of the trunks he made, alongside fashion and accessories collections. The second floor will showcase a selection of Marc’s most iconic designs, tracing the last 15 years of his career at Louis Vuitton.
The exhibition has been curated by Pamela Golbin, chief curator of contemporary fashion and textiles at Les Arts Décoratifs.
See Lesartsdecoratifs.fr for more info.
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