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PARIS: Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacob at Musee des Arts Decoratif, Paris. 9 March–16 september 2012.


A travelling bed from Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs

As we probobly all know. It started with the suitcases.

Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs:
This exhibition tells the stories of two men, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs (artistic director of LV), and will highlight their contributions to the fashion world.

How did they succeed in taking the pulse of their respective periods to innovate and take an entire industry forward?

How did these two personalities, each with their own language, appropriate cultural phenomena and codes to write the history of contemporary fashion?

An analysis rather than a retrospective, this parallel Vuitton-Jacobs comparison will provide new insight into the fashion system during its pivotal periods, beginning with its industrialisation of the late XIX th centuryand ending with its globalisation of the beginning of the XXI th century, focussing also on its artistic professions and crafts, technological advances, stylistic creations and artistic collaborations.

It will also be homecoming for Louis Vuitton, who set up shop only a stone’s throw from the Louvre, the home of his first great patron, Empress Eugénie.

This exhibition presents the story of two personalities, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs (creative director of Louis Vuitton), and highlights their contributions to the world of fashion. How did they know to register in their respective time to innovate and advance an entire industry? How these two men, with their own language did they appropriate the phenomena and cultural codes in order to write the history of fashion?

At the exibition  are discussed crafts, technical advances, the stylistic and creative artistic collaborations.

Deployed on two levels, each floor dedicated exposure to one of the creators in an elegant, exclusive staging of Sam Gainsbury and Joseph Bennett.

With Marc Jacobs the modern time entered the Louis Vuitton House. Foto: Tomas Bagackas.

The Louis Vuitton suitcases are presented in relation to the collections and fashion accessories of the XIX th century museum’s first floor, while a selection of the most iconic models designed by Marc Jacobs, for the last 15 years, is staging the second.

One of the fresh young renewed patterns of bags, designed by Marc Jacobs. But if we see closely, it is the old logo, but renewed with "modern" colours. Foto: Tomas Bagackas

Over a century separates Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs, but both come together in the excellence of their creativity.

As a spectator. We feel that the exhibiton is very informatiove, elegant presented and a bit exclusive, since a fortune is invested in developing and building up the exhibition.

Animal look and inspiration. Foto: Tomas Bagackas

Musée des Arts Decoratif are experts in this kind of work, and we observe it like there are no limits of what they can manage. Therefore also this echibition which shall be the sommer 2012 hit is made very well.

We also feell that they have succeeded in a good way of presentating the long periode, between when it all started in the behinning of 18++ and up to now soon 200 years later. Still managing to keep the label highly acclaimed n popular, and that they have managed to develope the line from bags and bagaes effects to all kinds of accessoires, and also with a kind of a fashion mode line, but without loosing their main product the bagages and bags of high quality.

Text: Henning Høholt

Foto: Tomas Bagackas

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