Louis Vuitton, La Galerie

The historical site of Louis Vuitton stands at a small street named "rue Louis Vuitton" in Asnière-sur Seine" (30 mns ride from Paris center). This is the trinity of the work shop where precious leather goods and special order trunks are handcrafted, art-nouveau style family house and its legendary archives. The archives, which used to be accessible only to professional and its staff, had been renovated and secretly opened its door in July 2015. The curator Judith Clark imagined playful scenography showing the house's iconic luggage, prêt-à-porter and accessories alongside historical costume of the 19th century, Vuitton family members' personal effects. etc., 

Open to public only during weekend by appointment

http://fr.louisvuitton.com/fra-fr/notre-histoire/asnieres#/home

 Damier, monogram....numerous iconic trunks

Damier, monogram....numerous iconic trunks

 Even for Houdini, the 19th century's most famous magicien, Louis Vuitton's patented lock was intriguing...   

Even for Houdini, the 19th century's most famous magicien, Louis Vuitton's patented lock was intriguing...

 

 Rather playful than academic. Judith Clark should have had fun on scenography.

Rather playful than academic. Judith Clark should have had fun on scenography.

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 Historical costumes gives a hint of "les années folles."

Historical costumes gives a hint of "les années folles."

 Trunk which used to belong to Paul Poiret.  This is a legende!   

Trunk which used to belong to Paul Poiret.  This is a legende!

 

 Mini trunk to send a bouquet of flower.

Mini trunk to send a bouquet of flower.

 Nurse-likeoutfit: collaboration of Marc Jacobs and Richard Prince.

Nurse-likeoutfit: collaboration of Marc Jacobs and Richard Prince.

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 Monogram-embroidered "Faux-cul",specially made for La Galerie.

Monogram-embroidered "Faux-cul",specially made for La Galerie.

 The entrance of work shop, which is connected to La Galerie, is early 20th centry's style architecture.

The entrance of work shop, which is connected to La Galerie, is early 20th centry's style architecture.