This year, British Vogue turns 100. To celebrate its centenary, this May, Louis Vuitton New Bond Street Maison is paying homage and has adapted its window scheme to wish the magazine a very happy birthday – and what says happy birthday more than a birthday cake complete with flickering candles? In Louis Vuitton’s new interactive windows, especially designed for the occasion, the large-scale display will be made up of several digital screens with each one featuring a lit candle. Via motion sensors in the windows, as soon as someone passes by, every candle will flicker. Make a birthday wish, walk by the New Bond Street Maison and blow the candles from 5th –19th May.
The New Bond Street Maison features interactive windows from 5th to 19th May.Event New Bond Street Maison Windows Fashion
Yesterday, Nicolas Ghesquière served as Honorary Chair along with Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada and Taylor Swift at the Met Gala 2016.
On this occasion friends of the House and celebrities were captured just before they attended the prestigious event. Among the personalities present: Alicia Vikander, Lea Seydoux, Xavier Dolan, Miranda Kerr, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Jayden Smith, Michelle Williams, Grimes and Jennifer Connelly.
This event celebrates the Costume Institute’s spring 2016 exhibition, entitled manus x machina: fashion in an age of technology. A dozen of Louis Vuitton’s looks will also be showcased in the exhibition.Ready to wear Nicolas Ghesquière MET Gala
An exclusive interview with Olivier Saillard, the curator of the “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton” exhibition.
Following the opening at the Grand Palais in Paris, Olivier Saillard explains the thinking behind the “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez - Louis Vuitton” exhibition, now traveling to Japan. The exhibition will be open to the public in a bespoke structure near Kioicho, the neighbourhood in Tokyo, till June 19th 2016.
Entrance is free, book your visit here.
Discover the exhibition here.Exhibition Tokyo Photography
An exclusive Japan Room at “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton” in Tokyo.
Louis Vuitton has long enjoyed a unique and steadfast relationship with Japan, founded on the principles of tradition and modernity.
In the land of the rising sun, tradition is expressed in the conservation of a cultural system, which allows the preservation of the past and the collective memory of a nation.
From a Western perspective, Japan is also the land that creates modernity.
Similarly, Louis Vuitton has skilfully cultivated the aristocratic foundations of its history while venturing onto the cutting edge of modernity and futurism.
Within this ambiguity, the House found commonalties and reciprocal recognition with Japan: be it the inimitable, innovative designs entrusted to Takashi Murakami or Yayoi Kusama, or Rei Kawakubo for Comme Des Garçons, be it a makeup trunk for a kabuki actor or an 1883 cabin trunk for a Japanese dignitary, the objects born of this encounter effortlessly stake their claim in the present.
Gaston-Louis Vuitton collected tsuba, the decorated guards commonly found at the base of the grip of bladed Japanese weapons; his father, Georges, was fascinated by Japanese motifs, like those found on mon, the culture’s family crests that perceptibly influenced the famed Monogram, further evidence of the admiration between Louis Vuitton and Japan.
Entrance is free, book your visit here.
Discover the exhibition here.
Personalities and friends of the House give their perceptions during the opening of the exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton”.
Guests, including Cate Blanchett, Sofia Coppola, and Carina Lau were invited by Louis Vuitton to the opening of an exhibition retracing Louis Vuitton’s great journey from 1854 to today. The exhibition is open to the public in a bespoke structure near Kioicho, the neighbourhood in Tokyo, till June 19th 2016.
Entrance is free, book your visit here.Exhibition Tokyo Photography