Louis Vuitton first settled in Asnieres-sur-Seine in 1859, since then, the fashion house has been traveling the world. During my last trip to Paris, I had the great pleasure to visit the exhibition at the galerie in Asnieres curated by Judith Clark. The main themes that she explored were the monogram, nature, the avant-garde, globalisation, client relations. I loved how there was no specific order and we could freely walk around the exhibition and enjoy every single piece. I loved discovering other aspects of the brand, appreciating the Asnieres ateliers, entering even more the Louis Vuitton universe.
I have to say that I discovered so many elements I had never heard before, like the Patéki wooden cube puzzle, a game previously created by Gaston-Louis Vuitton and which served as the inspiration behind Clark’s choice of scenography. One of the main elements we find throughout the exhibition is the ‘malletage’, several antique trunks are revealed. This galerie definitely makes us travel back in time and discover the most avant-garde designs and beautiful pieces, without ever leaving the world of Louis Vuitton.
On a side node, we enjoyed a lovely day party in the gardens of the family house. I loved entering the home of Louis Vuitton and learn more about the space in which he lived. The living room is stunning and still looks so authentic and so alive with the library, the piano, the pictures of the family displayed on several tables, I could sit there all day!
I always say that a real brand is one that has a story to tell and this is something about Vuitton that keeps me hooked to the label.. There’s always a little story embedded in every creation.
I am wearing: Sandra dress, Chanel shoes, Louis Vuitton earrings, ring and purse.
Location: Asnieres-Sur-Seine, Paris, France
Photography: Hana Levan (JourneyIntoLaVilleLumiere.com)
Important note: The Asnières “Galerie” will open to the public on weekends in the next months upon invitation.
For further information, please contact 800-VUITTON. The clients will need to contact the local Louis Vuitton Clients Service to place a request.