This exclusive is for all my Fashionista’s. Louis Vuitton has come to Wall St. with one hell of a exhibition. Unfortunately it’s only for a limited time. The exhibition is here until January 7th, 2017. Greatest thing is that this exhibition is absolutely free. All tho it is free, I highly recommend that you reserve tickets ahead of time to avoid any issues with entry. Once you’re in, you are greeted by staff who is very friendly, polite, and helpful. You will be given a small brochure that gives you some history on the theme of the exhibit and LV history. The exhibition also offers guided tours and audio tours, just ask any of the staff for more details. There is even an app available that you can download to unlock the full experience called LV NYC VVV . Oh and let’s not forget about complimentary coat check. If your not comfortable with leaving your things in coat check I suggest you leave your backpack at home and travel lightly.
After tickets and everything else is settled, you walk into what was one of my favorite parts of the exhibition LV meets the NYC Subway. It was a wall that resembled the train station signs with the words Louis Vuitton tiled into the wall. The wall makes a great spot for a selfie background or group photos. Across from the sign is a virtual reality Louis Vuitton train that comes every 2 minutes or so with a different design each time. So after you’re done taking photos and videos it’s time for the real fun to begin. The exhibition consists of three floors. Volez, Voguez, & Voyagez is the theme for the exhibition focusing mostly on the many different types of LV luggage and travel bags. Established in 1854 Paris, France the brand started out as a luxury luggage line.
So you will get see some really amazing pieces of the brand before the famous LV monogram was even created. (Fun Fact: The monogram we are all familiar with wasn’t created until 1896 by the son of LV “Georges Vuitton”.)
Every room in the exhibit is better than the last and they are all staffed with individuals trained to answer all of your questions, about any one of the pieces. Not only did I get to see the many changes of LV over time. I also got to see the work of many other designers that collaborated with the LV brand. Just to a name a few there are pieces from Kim Jones, Supreme, Stephen Sprouse, and Takashi Murakami. You also get to enjoy LV memorabilia of some of the biggest stars such as Liz Taylor, Sharon Stone, as well as the also famous designer Christian Dior. Many of the later pieces displayed were created by Marc Jacobs who became the Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton in 1997 until 2013.
It’s not all just luggage and handbags tho, as you go along you will see customized music cases, perfume containers, clothes and more. Upon reaching the end of the tour you will be guided into a room where you can see an LV bag being handmade right before your eyes, this last part of the exhibition was epic if I must say! At the end of the line is the gift shop, I was so in love I wanted to buy everything. The small gift shop offers books filled with LV History, stationary, and perfumes. Certain items you purchase can also be customized with your initials right then and there for free. On the way out there are tablets along the wall where you can put in your info to register for the LV newsletter about sales and new products. They also have a signature book where you can leave your signature, tag, or drawing to mark your territory to let people know you came, you saw, and you conquered.
Last thing before walking out the door you are a gifted with a LV pin. Everyday the pin changes so you never know which one you will receive with each visit. Overall I give it a 10 and would most likely visit the exhibition again one more time before it’s over. I had a great mother-daughter experience on this trip, and recommend all New Yorkers and tourist to add this to their list of things to do over the holidays. Below I will leave all info on where to reserve tickets and all other information you will need before visiting.
Louis Vuitton Exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez”
86 Trinity Place NY, NY 10006
Mon-Sat 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday 11 am to 7 pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Reduced hours on holidays
Night Openings based on event schedule
LV NYC APP VVV to unlock full experience available in apple and google play store
Tour Options: Audio tour device rentals upon request
Guided tour 2 per day Mon to Sat 11 am and 3 pm
Sun 11:30 am and 3 pm
Reserve free tickets online ticketing.louisvuitton.com/purchase/checkout
Photos allowed but please NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
Inquiries contact Louis Vuitton client services 1 866 844 8866
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