VOLEZ, VOGUEZ, VOYAGEZ: LOUIS VUITTON (Fly, Sail, Travel: Louis Vuitton). Grand Palais, Paris, 2015. Organized in association with Palais Galliera, Musee de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. Published by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York. 412 pp. with 458 ills. (410 col.). 39 x 27 cm. LC 2015-954473 ISBN 9780847847709 In English.
Publisher's description: Set to accompany the highly anticipated exhibition at the Grand Palais, Volez, Voguez, Voyagez -- Louis Vuitton surveys the rich heritage and trajectory of the world's most recognizable luxury brand. Before its foray into the realm of luxe ready-to-wear and accessories, Louis Vuitton was known as pioneer in the field of leather goods, developing its diverse luggage line during the Industrial Revolution, a historic period which saw a ground-breaking development in the means of travel and transportation. Louis Vuitton grew to be known as the fashion house that embodied the spirit of travel and quintessentially French elegance through its array of handcrafted artisanal wares. Edited by Olivier Saillard, the distinguished French curator of the Volez, Voguez, Voyagez -- Louis Vuitton exhibition, this lavishly illustrated catalogue features new and archival photography, original design sketches from the early 1900s, past and current advertising campaigns, images of ready-to-wear and luggage for modern celebrities, and detailed close-up imagery of the exhibition items including the first trunks from 1906, the "Malles classiques" trunks, cabin luggage, instrument suitcases, traveling accessories such as trench coats, leather gloves, hat boxes, and elegant canes, delicate jewelry boxes, celebrity luggage, and much more.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — Several Periods — Costume/Fashion, Several Media — Commercial/Industrial Design
Worldwide Number: 037088
Hardcover, boxed $95.00