Louis Vuitton – In the beginning

Yan Pei-Ming
Louis Vuitton as a young man, 2015

In 1906, a reference catalogue precisely inventoried items and luggage from Louis Vuitton. The trunks that would make the House a success were already there. 

Louis, Georges and Gaston-Louis Vuitton posing with craftsmen in the courtyard of the Asnières-sur-Seine workshops, ca. 1888

Collage workshop at Asnières-sur-Seine, ca. 1903

Ideale trunk in natural cowhide, ca. 1903 with accessories from the 1900s

Paris suitcase in natural cowhide leather, 1914

Restrictive trunk in monogram canvas, once belonging to Gaston-Louis Vuitton, ca. 1925

Shoe trunk for thirty pairs of shoes in monogram canvas, once belonging to Yvonne Printemps, 1926


at the American Stock Exchange Building, through January 7th, 2018.

Admission is free

November 12th, 2017

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