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Louis Vuitton Volez Voguez Voyagez

by habituallychic

10 . 29 . 17

My friend and I couldn’t believe the Louis Vuitton exhibition Volez Voguez Voyagez was free. It’s so large and extensive that they could easily charge $50 for admission. The exhibition, curated by Olivier Saillard, retraces the adventure of the House of Louis Vuitton from 1854 to the present. It begins with the iconic trunks for travel across oceans and weaves its way to bags created for yachting, luggage and custom bags for the introduction of the automobile, special bags for the rise of aviation, and the luxury travel of trains. It also highlights bespoke trunks for explorers and celebrities as well as the collaborations with artists and designers. There is a special section dedicated to Louis Vuitton in America and many luxurious products owned by movie stars like Greta Garbo, Lauren Bacall, and Elizabeth Taylor. I highly recommend visiting before it closes on 7 January 2018. While it’s free, you must order tickets. You can meander the exhibition at your leisure or book a guided tour. If you can’t make it to New York, the accompanying book Volez Voguez Voyagez is worth buying.

Volez, Voguez, Voyagez
New York Stock Exchange Building
86 Trinity Place
New York, NY 10006
Monday to Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Free Admission but Tickets Required


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  1. Emily Burns Heston October 30, 2017 | 12:28 pm

    Thank you for sharing, I’ve been dying to see this exhibit. I think my favorite is the library, with sashes for the books and a typewriter!!

  2. Suzanne R Brown October 30, 2017 | 3:06 pm

    Ah, for the days when travel was glamorous and exciting! Alas, now it’s just to be endured.

    My late mother never owned a Vuitton steamer trunk, but she owned a steamer trunk. As a child, I found it utterly spellbinding – I would go through it and then play for hours, imagining myself using that trunk.

    In one of the photos of this exhibit, there is a large, black “picture” hat. I have that identical hat! It was my mother’s from about 1948 or so. It’s been in and out of style dozens of times, and I’ve kept it and occasionally worn it over the years. It was made from Florentine Milan straw, very high quality straw.

    Thank you so much for sharing pictures of this exhibit! I so wish I were in good enough health to visit it. These photos are a good substitute.