This winter, fashion is set to celebrate Louis Vuitton with an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. The show, titled Volez, Voguez, Voyagez—Louis Vuitton, will open December 4 and run through February 21, 2016. Curated by Olivier Saillard, curator director at the Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, the collection will follow the history and evolution of the brand from trunk and luggage maker in the 1850s to the luxury conglomerate of today.
Spanning nine rooms of the palace’s Salon d’Honneur, the exhibition is intended to “decode” the brand’s secrets and give the world a “fresh vision of our past, present and future,” Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton CEO, told WWD. The showcase will highlight everything from century-old trunks to the evolution of craftsmanship to the first transition into ready-to-wear. Here visitors will be able to see some of the company’s first travel accessories and modern handbags made for today’s celebrities and socialites.
The exhibition is also the perfect homecoming for the brand. At the Universal Exhibition of 1900, held at the Grand Palais, George Vuitton oversaw the traveling and leather good section. He displayed his family’s luggage and travel accessories to over 48 million visitors during the exhibition’s seven month span.