October 2014 saw the Louis Vuitton Base officially open to its awaiting world. The $143 million purpose built hub sits comfortably next to the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris´s 16th arrondissement. Conceived by Ingenuous Gehry, the construction aims to serve as both an art museum and cultural hub for the citizens of Paris and beyond which it has achieved to date with an unpredicted big name. Whilst at Paris Fashion Week happening right now. Gracie Opulanza and I took one fine day out to explore this amazing building. Foundation Loui Vuitton Frank Gehry's FBH (1)   Foundation Loui Vuitton Frank Gehry's FBH (10) Foundation Loui Vuitton Frank Gehry's FBH (11)

La Galerie

One year on and Louis Vuitton is yet again foot in the door a second museum space but with slightly different credentials. ´La Galerie´ is a 6500 conformist foot private exhibition space which takes take pride in of place on the ancestral grounds of Louis Vuitton´s family demesne in the northern suburb of Asnieres sur Seine. The former original class home and workshop buildings still function here for the shaping of their most exclusive ready to order items. An insinuate inauguration which was hosted by the brand´s ´current face´ Michelle Williams showcased this deferential construction with approach Professor Judith Clark acting as host, allowing its boarders an intimate tour through its myriad of spaces with schooners and canapes on hand. We wanted it to be perceived very much as a gallery intervention, it’s relish an installation reflecting on the idea of exhibiting the Vuitton archive. It’s have in mind to be kind of slightly disruptive in that way – Judith Clark The burdensome space is carried over two floors which act as a retrospective peaceful to some 400 objects and documents selected from the adverse Vuitton archive which totals 26,000 articles and 165,000 instruments. There are also many curiosities from the Vuitton derivations’ personal collection such as a pair of 17th century Venetian little women´s platform shoes and a travel trunk from the courtier Paul Poiret. Louis Vuitton Foundation - $143 million Purpose Built Centre (1)

La Galerie – Curiosities From Many Centuries

“Everything about this exhibition is in a way against unidirectional log, but instead around a kind of restless interpretation of the absolutely mammoth number of objects that they have,” Judith reproduced in accordance with the companies philosophy. Here, all the lines and corners within the rank have been carefully considered. An inspiration from a minor interlocking Pateki puzzle (originally designed by Gaston Louis Vuitton in 1930´s) announced inspiration for the marquetry and structure of the poplar display cabinets which encompass the experience. “I kind of thought, Ok, let’s build a Pateki where the embankments never quite match, they never quite sit and so the stress between pieces is always there,” she described. All the bases, ramparts and details of the units are inlaid with marquetry designs that suggestion at calligraphic notions. “It’s the idea of using the material of the poplar that was forever brought in for the trunks, but morphing it into shapes associated with chart. And so instead of telling a story of savoir-faire, showing it,” Louis-Vuitton-Grand-Palais-FBH-Photography-Gracie-Opulanza-2016.jpg-Tranks Louis-Vuitton-Grand-Palais-FBH-Photography-Gracie-Opulanza-2016.jpg-Trunk-1 Louis-Vuitton-Grand-Palais-FBH-Photography-Gracie-Opulanza-2016.jpg-Voyagez

Poplar Spielled Contemporary Interiors

The main ground floor space remunerates homage to a comprehensive selection of original trunks and toiletry sets, which sit juxtaposed next to artefact brochures, modern Vuitton correspondence and more current anthology designs such as a bag designed last year by artist Cindy Sherman. “I evaluate people underestimate how material was generated knowingly by them and how fanciful they were in terms of playing with the new shapes associated with travel, and so there’s a well-disposed of wit,” said Clark, drawing attention to her favourite exhibit, a parchment in its entirety of rough, playful sketches from the early 1900´s which was softly lit and case-mounted by the pale wood.


Photography: Gracie Opulanza 2016 Paris Manner Week For Menswear 2016

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A Retrospective Of The Famous Louis Vuitton Chest

The interior massing and space control of the museum conveys a drive of drama. Its imposing arches formed of poplar span dramatically across the estate laden space. On one side, there is a Keepall bag from 1930 that possession ofed to Gaston-Louis Vuitton. Then, next to it a Bowling Vanity Tuffetage bag from artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière’s autumn 2014 show. It’s yon fashion as fashion. It’s fashion as collaboration, and its fashion as the muses and holders and wearers associated with the luggage, so at a certain point, you’re indulgent of personifying it – Judith Clark Peppered throughout the collection are accoutring contributions from Louis Vuitton’s current and past original directors; Nicolas Ghesquiere, Kim Jones and Marc Jacobs – in addendum to period offerings from Jeanne Lanvin, Christian Dior and Madeleine Vionnet, function as a snapshot through the houses various era´s. Towards the side of the fundamental, a small scale model of the building is held up by a mannequin kit out in Ghesquière’s recent designs, with film footage wrapped about the perimeter of it, paying tribute to the house’s history of collaborating with artists such as Richard Prince and Daniel Buren. “It’s nigh fashion as fashion. It’s fashion as collaboration, and it’s fashion as the muses and proprietors and wearers associated with the luggage, so at a certain point, you’re type of personifying it,” Clark explained. It is clear that even supposing Vuitton remains essentially about the trunks, there is a congenial of endurance to the dialogue between fashion and the house as well as the prominence of the luggage. Louis Vuitton Grand Palais Voguez FBH photography gracie opulanza 2016 (6) Louis Vuitton Grand Palais Voguez FBH photography gracie opulanza 2016 (11)

Historical Fashion Contributions

Several pieces in the garnering are easily identifiable from the 2012 Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs expo held at Les Arts Decoratifs, which Judith attempted to look at with forward eyes before affirming “I work predominantly as an academic. I about that was important to them, to have an outsider’s view, someone who could on in, research the archive and work slightly more experimentally about it,” One of the instigations for having something more perpetual and conclusive was thanks to the queer fish site. ¨People come here to see the maison de famille and the atelier. They type of fall in love with the idea that this is the humanity of the company and where all the special designs are made. It’s giving buyers the context of the brands history and dedication to quality when they chance upon and request their special commission. This is what they’re participating in, they hare help to write the current and future history of the brand for the next initiation.”