Louis Vuitton Exhibition in Tinseltown

Louis Vuitton Series 2

As New York rolls out its Fashion Week, Los Angeles is the first destination chosen in 2015 for the modern and unconventional exhibition of the French luxury powerhouse, Louis Vuitton. The exhibition is called LOUIS VUITTON SERIES 2Past, Present and Future. It’s all there in the exhibit’s title – past, present and future.

From the fashion capital of the world to the entertainment capital of the world, it’s about time Tinseltown got its very own major fashion exhibition just like Prada had one in Hong Kong and Alexander McQueen is about to launch in London.

Ruchel Freibrun at Louis Vuitton Exhibit

The Series 2 exhibit  is an interpretation of a Spring 2015 Women’s Ready-to-Wear collection conceived by Women’s Artistic Director, Nicolas Ghesquière, who is also the brainchild of the exhibition. Ghesquière invites the visitors to discover his inspirations, creative process, visions and his journey. He shows visitors how he approaches stylistic codes at the 160 year-old luxury house and how it will be the future of Louis Vuitton.

As I approached the exhibit, I already noticed the chic black outdoor wall with hashtag #LVSERIES2 written on it. Visitors could not help to strike a pose on this fashionable backdrop, so I opted to have a photo taken too.

Inside the building you’ll enter into a dark space. Neon and laser lights flash. The walls are black, the carpet is red and a giant neon LV logo in a circle will greet you. The first room is the Hologram Hall – it is a hall of mirrors that features all 48 looks from the runway. I was already blown away. I thought I was in a movie setting or a live Runway Show. This part of the exhibition allows the visitors to experience a 360-degree holographic glimpse of Ghesquiere’s first LV runway presentation originally shown in Paris last October inside the brand new Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris – just days before its official inauguration.

Louis Vuitton Series 2

Louis Vuitton entrance

 

Hall of mirrors features all 48 looks from the runway Louis Vuitton Exhibit

Hall of mirrors features all 48 looks from the runway Louis Vuitton Exhibit

The accessories room is the blindingly white room that features model Marte Mei Van Haaster’s avatar printed in 3D with accessories from the Spring-Summer 2015 collection. The Accessories Gallery also features the Greta Garbo’s shoe trunk from the Louis Vuitton archives. The trunk allowed her to pack and protect up to 20 pairs of shoes.

Greta Garbo's Shoe Trunk

Greta Garbo’s Shoe Trunk

The Accessories Room Louis Vuitton

The scene inside The Accessories Room

Louis Vuitton Past Present and Future

 

Ruchel Freibrun Los Angeles Louis Vuitton Exhibition

 

“It showcases the spring summer collection really well. It’s a cool retrospective. The interior is one of my favorites, it’s very modern It’s definitely a transition for Louis Vuitton from the past.” – Adrienne Alvarado, Palos Verdes

 

Louis Vuitton Exhibit in LA

My favorite room though is the poster room. It’s Ghesquière’s mood board—the “Poster Room,” which is covered, floor to ceiling, in photographs by Bruce Weber and Annie Leibovitz. Inside the Poster Room is a great photo op for visitors where you can pose in front of the exhibit’s title SERIES 2 wall.

Poster Room which is covered, floor to ceiling, in photographs by Bruce Weber and Annie Leibovitz

Poster Room which is covered, floor to ceiling, in photographs by Bruce Weber and Annie Leibovitz

Ruchel Freibrun popbuff blogger at Louis Vuitton Exhibit

I caught up with one of the visitors of the exhibition named Adrienne Alvarado from Palos Verdes and asked her what she thinks of the exhibit, “I really like it, it showcases the spring summer collection really well. It’s a cool retrospective. The interior is one of my favorites, it’s very modern… it’s definitely a transition for Louis Vuitton from the past.”

The multimedia art exhibit is housed in a Hollywood warehouse ( a former camera store) through February 22nd and open to the public from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, free of charge. There will be no products for sale. The address is 1135 N. Highland Blvd., Los Angeles.

If you like high fashion, art and history or just simply loves Louis Vuitton, I strongly recommend it. It is a pop culture experience for all.

The Poster Room Louis Vuitton Exhibition

 Here’s a little video from the Hologram Hall

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