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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.

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