Louis Vuitton X: the maison brings together 160 years of artistic collaborations in this vibrant exhibition
Rei Kawakubo, Yayoi Kusama, Karl Lagerfeld, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry ... Can you think of a better excuse to head to Los Angeles?
Louis Vuitton X collects 160 years of artistic collaborations © Louis Vuitton
Nine rooms, more than 180 pieces and 160 years of creative exchanges gathered in an exhibition: 'Louis Vuitton X ', a sample that immerses us in what is possibly the most special trip of the firm to date.
And the retrospective shows us the history of the artistic collaborations of the maison culminating with the presentation of the collection Artycapucines, the new collaboration of Louis Vuitton with six prominent contemporary artists.
The exhibition can be visited Until 15 September in the iconic building of 468 North Rodeo Drive, in Beverly Hills A vibrant trip in full color.
The Artycapucines collection © Studio Lenthal
ONCE UPON A TIME, 160 YEARS AGO ...
The different rooms of the exhibition have been divided into two floors where we can find pieces from the archives and scenery of Louis Vuitton.
At the entrance of the first room, 'Louis Vuitton: As seen by…', The portrait of a young 16-year-old Louis Vuitton, signed by Yan Pei-Ming, welcomes us.
Next room, 'Origins: A Tradition of Modernity' (Origins: a tradition of modernity) unfolds an impressive collection of trunks from the early 20th century made to order, perfume bottles of art deco style and showcases commissioned and designed by the grandson of Louis Vuitton, Gaston-Louis.
A full-color journey through the maison archives © Louis Vuitton
THE REINTERPRETATION OF AN ICON
The third room, 'Reinterpreting Icons' (Reinterpreting icons), shows us reinterpretations of the emblematic Monogram of 1896 embodied in different objects.
Among the exhibits we find treasures like a picnic trunk that once belonged to the Egyptian prince Youssouf Kemal, the case used in the presentation of the trophy of the Soccer World Cup 2018 and some furniture from the collection 'Objets Nomades Collection '.
We can also see the case of a disc created by Helmut lang in 1996, a punching bag designed by Karl Lagerfeld or a bag with the signature of Zaha Hadid
In the 'Reinterpreting Icons' room we find everything from a boxing bag signed by Karl Lagerfeld to the case of the World Cup Trophy © Louis Vuitton
In 'The Monogram as a Blank Canvas' (The Monogram as a blank canvas) shows us how the famous Keepall Bag becomes a canvas for artists like Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami or Wes Anderson.
A spell of colors and moving images On the background, it hypnotizes from the first moment it takes over our eyes and prevents us from looking away.
Until September 15 at 468 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills © Louis Vuitton
THE MEETING WITH ART
In the living room 'Art on Silk' We receive a collection of silk pieces hanging on the wall as if they were oil paintings. And the truth is that we are facing authentic works of art dating from the 80s and the second decade of the 21st century.
The next stop is 'Art meets Fashion', a meeting between fashion and art in the form of garments from the latest collections as well as the collaborations of the firm with Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince, Marc Jacobs and Virgil Abloh, among others.
In the seventh room 'Lights, Camera, Action! Louis Vuitton on the Red Carpet ' some of the most famous pieces, designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, that have paraded on the red carpet by celebrities like Alicia Vikander, Emma Stone or Taylor Swift.
After leaving the red carpet room behind - whose walls, floor and ceiling wear a fun millennial rose - we will enter an immersive video installation baptized as 'Magic Malle: The Past is Present'.
In the pink room we find the most famous red carpet looks of the firm © Louis Vuitton
The last stop of the exhibition presents us 'Artycapucines: Six Visions of a Contemporary Classic', where the new limited edition collection of the iconic bag is exhibited Capucines, reinterpreted by six artists: Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Nicholas Hlobo, Alex Israel, Tschabalala Self and Jonas Wood.
The different versions of the bag Capucines -name of the street where Louis Vuitton opened his first boutique- are exposed in colorful spaces and constitute one more sample of the wonderful treasure that arises as a result of the union of art and fashion.
Sam Falls's reinterpretation of the iconic Capucines model © Studio Lenthal
To end the experience, a brand new pink staircase will lead us to the top floor of the building, where it is located he pop up created on the occasion of the exhibition, decorated with pink and golden palm trees and tropical motifs.
'Louis Vuitton X' can be visited until September 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free entrance.
Urs Fischer © Studio Lenthal