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Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs exhibition

‘Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs’ exhibition running at musée des Arts Décoratifs through September the 16th, puts on display the story of two very different men that founded and respectively reinvented a fashion house over a century later.

Louis Vuitton opened the famous Parisian fashion house in 1854, as a trunk maker, specialised in leather goods and luggage. The american designer, Marc Jacobs took over the creative director’s role in 1997 taking the classical Louis Vuitton monogram to a whole new contemprary level. See his artistic collaborations with artists like Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince.

Curated by leading fashion author and lecturer Pamela Golbin, the exhibition shows on two floors, the parallel stories of Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs, an in-depth look at the fashion industry during two decisive periods, one beginning with 19th Century industrialisation and the other peaking in 21st Century globalisation.
Louis Vuitton floor is a display of trunks designed as real dressers meant to store the impressive gowns of the times and even furniture (trunk-bed).
Marc Jacobs’ floor shows an explosive, fun and entertaining mix. There is a video wall display of the designer likes, photographs and extracts of films selected by Jacobs: Barbra Streisand, Leigh Bowery, SpongeBob SquarePants, Elizabeth Taylor, David Bowie, Miuccia Prada and Peter Marino. A giant box of chocolate filled with special LV bags. Even a ‘peep show’ room, where you can watch videos from Louis Vuitton fashion shows.

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