Updated: Oct 30
Louis Vuitton is delighted to unveil SEE LV in Sydney, the travelling exhibition’s fifth stop following the world-wide inauguration in Wuhan in 2020, followed by Hangzhou, Dubai, and most recently, Tokyo.
A coastal metropolis, home to iconic attractions and a magnificent harbour, the city of Sydney, Australia’s largest capital city, is vibrant and diverse. Sydney boasts some of the world’s most recognisably landmarks, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest stell bridge on the planet; the Sydney Opera House, regarded as a masterpiece of 20th century architecture with its gleaming white shelled structure, and the renowned Bondi Beach, framed by rocky headlands with golden sands and blue waters. A cosmopolitan city with a buzzing art, culinary and surf scene, it is a melting-pot of cultures. With a calendar of exciting festivals and events, Sydney is the natural next destination of SEE LV’s 2022 journey.
Mixing archival objects from the Maison’s heritage collection with recent creations, SEE LV allows visitors to delve deep into the world of Louis Vuitton through immersive and interactive digital experiences.
Once visitors are greeted by a portrait of young Louis Vuitton, conceived by artist Refik Anadol using Artificial Intelligence, they enter a room featuring a reverse-chronology selection of men’s and women’s ready-to- wear pieces. An exquisite 19th century archival gown stands alongside a historical 1906 trunk, illustrating the Maison’s longstanding relationship with fashion. From the Steamer to the Speedy, Noé to Twist, a wall of Louis Vuitton’s most iconic bags and images of their celebrity friends, including Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Connelly, Samara Weaving, Kendall Jenner, Hugh Jackman, and many more, will leave visitors starstruck. Next is an entire room dedicated to Louis Vuitton’s major contributions to the invention of luggage typologies, ranging from the iconic Wardrobe trunk to the Skateboard trunk, 1920s Auto trunks to 2020’s Louis Vuitton 2054 raincoat-tent. Finally, visitors arrive in an interactive space dedicated to the Maison’s emblematic Monogram design.
Within 5 universes, the exhibition brings together a remarkable collection of contemporary looks and early twentieth-century trunks, artistic collaborations and iconic leather creations.