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The art of travel has been central to the tale of Louis Vuitton since the brand’s historic founding in 1854. Trunks and other luggage items since have been customized to fit the traveler’s needs—heightened by personalized details, such as monogrammed initials and preferred color choices.
Today at The Royal Palace of Milan in the Piazzetta Reale, the brand is detailing the evolution of this journey with a traveling exhibition entitled “Time Capsule.” On view through October 20, the show presents a retrospective of 165 years’ worth of one-of-a-kind objects from the house. Pieces are arranged in four themes—inventions, travel, the art of preservation, and Louis Vuitton icons—and range from historic pieces to modern day creations.
“Time Capsule” presents an array of special pieces, including: Boîte Milano, a trunk made in 1925 made for the International Exhibition of Decorative an Modern Arts of Paris; pieces from the Objets Nomades collection, created in collaboration by designers like Patricia Urquiola and Marcel Wanders; and looks from the latest ready-to-wear collections by today’s Women’s Artistic Director, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Men’s Artistic Director, Virgil Abloh.