Louis Vuitton’s new floating exhibition, owned by LVMH, is located next to Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Called See LV, the latest exhibition is now open to visitors in a specially dedicated space in downtown Dubai.
The site is opposite the Dubai Mall. The stunning exhibit hangs over the water, bordering the Dubai Fountain.
Previously, similar exhibitions have been held twice in China, starting with Wuhan for 2020, followed by Hangzhou in 2021. This is the brand’s third exhibition.
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The best part about the exhibit is that it’s free to enter. Postings will only be in place until March 7.
All guests are greeted by a portrait of a young Louis Vuitton created with the help of Artificial Intelligence and designed by artist Refik Anadol.
Next comes a display of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear pieces. It starts with a multicolored straight dress and high square boots, credited to Nicolas Ghesquiere. The creations, created jointly with the Italian design house Fornasetti, belong to Louis Vuitton’s fall/winter 2021 collection.
Taking inspiration from the blankets used by moving companies to protect furniture, a silver embossed Monogrammed felt suit is also featured in the Fall/Winter 2021 menswear collection. The suit is made from recycled materials, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to sustainable fashion.
The exhibits also serve as a fitting reminder of the brilliance and exquisiteness of the late Virgil Abloh.
A knit sweater, matching shorts and a double-faced wool shawl designed by Kim Jones for Spring/Summer 2012 can also be seen here. The clothes have borrowed motivation from Masai designs, and thus, they are colorful pieces of multicultural statement.
The highlight of the exhibit is a dress by Charles Frederick Worth, which dates from 1893. The dress is silk, with black lace flounces and ivory chiffon gathers, the ankles left deliberately open. The outfit is presented alongside a historic LV travel trunk.
The garments are flanked by a wall of Louis Vuitton’s most notable handbags. From the Steamer to the Speedy to the Noe and the Twist, the wall shows visitors everything. The bags are placed against a backdrop of scrolling images of famous LV fans, including Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone and Regina King.
Further on, a separate room presents the entire evolution of Louis Vuitton’s luggage. The room is decorated with photos of the house’s contributions over the past century and a half.
Virgil Abloh’s Airplane bag from the fall/winter 2021-22 collection as well as a transparent Keepall bag are also part of the exhibition. The objects are placed next to a 1923 Excelski trunk, which Georges Vuitton cleverly designed because it can be easily attached to a vehicle’s luggage rack.
Then, the third section of the exhibition offers the history of the brand’s monogram, invented by Georges Vuitton in 1896.
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For all LV admirers, this is a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle that delivers the full story and evolution of the French luxury fashion house.
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