Louis Vuitton X, It’s In The Bag…

LVX is the the place to be in BH.

I bought into the designer mania.

I briefly waited on line outside the Louis Vuitton X exhibit on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

The 10 rooms feature 180 classic Louis Vuitton pieces.

The explosion of colors and consistent label appeal drew me in.

Louis Vuitton X is a celebration of the 160 years of merchandizing magic that LV continues to create.

Tracing the House’s rich and pioneering journey, the exhibit brings together early 20th century special-order trunks, iconic Monogram bags and a selection of new ones designed by today’s acclaimed creative minds, culminating in the showing of the latest collection, Artycapucines.

Artycapucines

Louis Vuitton X is an immersion exploration of the House’s ongoing dialogue between the past and the present.

We learned much from the plethora of well mannered, informed  guides.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton left home for greener more tranquil pastures at the tender age of 14.

His mother had died and he could not get along with his stepmother.

His first job was as a carpenter which led him to crafting trunks.

One of the ionic trunks displayed was created to transport artworks.

Art Trunk

Picasso actually used the depicted trunk to ship his masterpieces.

Take the impressive, impactful journey through the colorful exhibit of fabulosity.

Vuitton designed furniture
Vuitton designed lounge chair
Boxing bag and case

Iconic Bags:

Scarf room:

Red-carpet looks designed by the label’s artistic directors Nicolas Ghesquière and Virgil Abloh are also on display. Among them are pieces worn by Taylor Swift, Alicia Vikander, Michelle Williams and Lady Gaga.

Clothing Room

Dresses designed for celebrities
Julia Roberts pants outfit for Awards ceremony…hand beaded panel inset.

Trunks over the years:

Handcrafting demonstration:

There is a colorful Pop Up Store on the 2nd Floor with an intriguing array of wares for sale.

I fell in love with a bag, but priced at $5500 I had to leave it hanging on the wall.

Outdoor lounge area

The traveling exhibition has a 12,171-square-foot ground floor and a 10,080-square-foot mezzanine.

Formerly a Brooks Brothers store, the property was purchased last September for $245 million by Louis Vuitton’s parent company, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

After the free exhibition closes on Sept. 15, the building will reportedly be turned into a Cheval Blanc luxury hotel.

If you are in the area the Louis Vuitton X exhibit is a fascinating, fantasy filled, creative exploration.

Louis Vuitton X Exhibit 468 North Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, California. Free admission. July-September 15th, 2019. The exhibit will travel the world.

One Comment

  1. Beth Martin says:

    Wow. It looks like a fabulous and very extensive exhibit. I wish I could see it. Maybe it will travel to NYC.

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