With the exhibition Time Capsule, French heritage label Louis Vuitton gives a glimpse into its history until October 8th
Travel has always played a big role at Louis Vuitton. We’re not just thinking about classics like the Louis Vuitton Speedy or the roomy Sac Noé, which were basically predestined to serve as flyer’s carry-on bags, but mostly about the French heritage label’s early days. After all, Louis Vuitton’s success began in 1854 with suitcases and travel bags.
Now, the fashion house is taking us on another journey with the exhibition Time Capsule – a journey through time. The story of Louis Vuitton is mapped out through items like the first suitcase models as well as iconic creations and it-pieces from the label’s archives at Berlin’s Französisches Palais. The focus is on groundbreaking moments that took place over the course of the last century as well as innovations in technology and design. A link to the present is created through the inclusion of the house’s latest creations. Because the company is celebrating 40 years in Germany this year, Berlin was chosen as the first european stop for this traveling exhibition. After its time in Berlin, Time Capsule will be on show in other European cities.
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The exhibition opening and ensuing party was attended by the French ambassador Anne-Marie Descôtes and Vice President of Louis Vuitton Anthony Ledru. Many other famous faces were also in attendance, including actresses Nora von Waldstätten, Jannik Schümann, Hannah Herzsprung, Alexandra Maria Lara, Sam Riley, and Alicia von Rittberg as well as writers and contemporary artists Wladimir Kaminer, Saadane Afif, and Cory Arcangel.
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