Ever aware of the singular level of devotion the label inspires, Louis Vuitton will unveil a new exhibition this month in Beverly Hills titled, intriguingly, Louis Vuitton X. Opening in July, it will present an exhilarating exploration of its ongoing dialogue between heritage and modernity, contemporary innovation and LV’s legendary savoir-faire.
The collections highlight signature vintage pieces developed as part of the creative exchanges and collaborations with artists across the venerable house’s 160-year fashion journey. Nearly 200 items from the Vuitton archives along with stunning scenography trace the brand’s storied legacy. The exhibition will feature striking examples of early 20th Century special-order trunks, art deco perfume bottles and window displays commissioned and designed by Louis Vuitton’s grandson, Gaston-Louis.
Additional pieces include iconic LV monogram bags reworked by fashion icons Karl Lagerfeld, Rei Kawakubo, Cindy Sherman and Frank Gehry. Commissions by artists Yayoi Kusama, Richard Prince and the late architectural great Zaha Hadid, will also be included.
The exhibit culminates with the Artycapucines collection, the house’s new and exciting collaborative project with six leading contemporary artists: Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Nicholas Hlobo, Alex Israel, Tschabalala Self and Jonas Wood. Named after the street on which Louis Vuitton opened his first store, all artists have transformed the Capucines bag by combining their skills and imagination with the unparalleled artisanal acumen of the label’s ateliers, to create limited-edition original works.
Louis Vuitton X runs from June 28 through September 15 at 468 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.