Sometimes, in order to understand how modern and current something is, we have to look at its past and discover its most intimate roots. This is what happened to me last night at Louis Vuitton in Asnières, where I was invited to visit a preview of the Galerie where is running an exhibition that illustrates the House and its evolution from the very origins to this day featuring Ghesquière and traveling across the period of Marc Jacobs, maintaining a cornerstone: the know-how of its craftsmen. I visited the home of the Vuitton family, admired the historic trunks mixed with the genius creation born from the collaborations with different artists through the years and witnessed up-close the very first bag created in their workshops; an extremely precious crocodile piece! To then enjoy the blooming garden, eating ice cream and fruit salad…yes, instead of a traditional cocktail they decided to organize a garden party with a very fresh catering. Perfect for a warm day in July! I felt part of their history, projected to the the early 1900’s when the family spent their free time playing in the meadows or sailing on the Seine 🙂 Now, this is a place that cherishes the memories and of the values of the family, its relationship with art and its savior-faire…as in an artist’s workshop that unites its history, it’s creations and the place where he meets other artists.
P.s. From the end of the month the exhibition will be open to the public. If you wish you to visit it, just go online to book your ticket!