More than 160 years of Louis Vuitton’s rich history are on display at the Grand Palais

Once known for little more than simple but elegant travelling trunks, Louis Vuitton has come a long way. However the brand has never forgotten its roots and we see new iterations of the classic that put this brand on the map. Celebrating this legacy is exactly what the brand continues to do in their exhibition titled “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton.”

Housed at Paris’ Grand Palais, the exhibition is a visual history documenting over 160 years of LV’s history. Curated by Olivier Saillard, the exhibit is comprised of nine chapters created by Robert Carsen and begins in 1906 with an antique malle. Chapter 1 also includes objects and documents borrowed from the Palais Galliera and the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. A later chapter will explore the role of travel and lay emphasis on transportation like steamer trains, yachts and cars. Fine writing, fashion and beauty, art and special orders will also form part of the exhibition.

Throughout the exhibition, visitors will see how older designs and models have inspired modern LV creations.

“Louis Vuitton has always been at the avant-garde of creation,” said Michael Burke, CEO of Louis Vuitton, “More than a century after, if Louis Vuitton remains at the helm of fashion, it’s because we continuously inspire ourselves from the past while anticipating trends of our times. For this exhibition, Olivier Saillard has immersed himself in the archives of our Maison to decode its secrets. He delivers a fresh vision of our past, present and future.”

The exhibition will open on December 4 and last until February 21.

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