ART TIME TRAVEL
Louis Vuitton’s strong tie to the United States came into being when George Vuitton introduced the house at Chicago’s World Fair in 1893. Years later, he started selling Louis Vuitton products in New York and Philadelphia. Fast-forward to the 21st century, and New York City is now playing host to a unique exhibition tracing the iconic brand’s great journey from 1854 until now. Curated by Olivier Saillard, “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez–Louis Vuitton” is on view at the former American Stock Exchange, and showcases Louis Vuitton’s remarkable history of travel and style. The various rooms in the gallery have been transformed into 10 chapters by artistic designer and set designer Robert Carsen. Patrons are invited on a visual voyage featuring objects and documents from Louis Vuitton’s heritage archives. Highlights include an antique trunk adorned with contemporary nods to the house’s spirit, and a room depicting Louis Vuitton’s strong relationship with the United States and New York City. “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez–Louis Vuitton” is on view until January 7th, 2018.