Los Angeles had the pleasure of being the first destination for the “Louis Vuitton Series 2- Past, Present and Future” exhibition which I had the opportunity to attend. The limited engagement exhibition ran from February 6th until February 22nd. I went on the last day. It was Oscar Sunday, and location was near Hollywood. There was traffic congestion due to police blocking the street to make way for limousines and towns cars full of celebrities attending the awards show. And since it was the last day the line was long.
Upon arriving we were notified that there would be an hour wait to enter the exhibit. Not only did we have to wait but that day was the rainiest day of the week and we did get caught in it. Thank God I brought my umbrella as did a few other people in the line but there were some unfortunate souls who did not get the possible rain memo. It was myself and two friends and we tried our best to squeeze under my umbrella to not get soaked!
Now that I’m at home thinking about all this it’s kind of funny. A long line full of wet fashionistas, entering an exhibit, THISCLOSE to precious, expensive runway items! Oh the horror! But we couldn’t actually touch anything so No Harm! Some more friends eventually made it to the line with us. (Imagine 7 People trying to squeeze under an umbrella! lol) By this time the rain had lightened up so we weren’t that desperate.
This was really unlike any exhibit that I imagined. Holograms playing tunes including my fave Haunted by Beyoncé, different screens showing how each Louis Vuitton piece is constructed. There were also runway shows from the Spring/Summer 2015 line, mannequins and cases displaying accessories, Greta Garbo’s shoe trunk, Mrs. H.-L. Vuitton’s Champs-Elysées Bag. AND even the red monogram canvas sales register of all the orders made by customers of Louis Vuitton in 1927! And the best part was that it was Free! I had more than a great time with friends, learning more about the LV brand’s history and what’s to come!