Ryoko Yonekura Louis Vuitton celebrated the grand opening of its ‘Timeless Muses’ exhibition with cocktails at the iconic Tokyo Station Hotel, which for the first time was entirely privatised for a brand event. Guests explored the breathtaking spaces, pulsing with immersive digital technology that allowed visitors to see the world through the eyes of Louis Vuitton’s muses: Eugénie de Montijo, the last Empress consort of the French, architect and designer Charlotte Perriand, novelist Françoise Sagan, actress Catherine Deneuve, Kate Moss, and film great Sofia Coppola.
Audacious and free-spirited, the six women were chosen for their inspiring way of life, reflected in emotionally driven animations. Noteworthy personal items on display included Deneuve’s own leather jewellery box, Sagan’s handwritten notes, and two Marc Quinn sculptures inspired by Moss.
True to style, monogrammed as well as Damier-print masks were provided to enhance the dramatic feel of the exhibition. Held up to the eyes, polarised lenses revealed video content on otherwise blank white screens.
Mingling with the cream of the Japanese A-list (think Rinko Kikuchi and Ai Tominaga) were It girls Poppy Delevingne, Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, and Langley Fox Hemingway. The evening culminated in excellent deejay sets by Moru, Gildas Loaëc, and Verbal.
The world of French architect and designer, Charlotte Perriand
André Saraiva Michael Burke, Emmanuel Prat, Patrick- Louis Vuitton, and Frédéric Grangié
Princess Tenko and Patrick- Louis Vuitton