What you need to know about Louis Vuitton's Tokyo exhibition
Louis Vuitton's 'Volez, Voguez, Voyagez' exhibition is now showing in Kioicho
Last weekend, Louis Vuitton opened its Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton exhibition in Kioicho Tokyo, where the fashion house's many archived treasures are now being displayed to the public. Before you shrug this one off, here's what you need to know about the exhibition worth visiting if you're in Tokyo.
1. The curator
Olivier Saillard curated the Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton exhibition, which was presented at Paris's Grand Palais until February. Watch a video of the highlights from the Paris exhibition, which is similar to the one in Kioicho.
2. The when and where
The Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton exhibition, on from now until 19 June 2016 is located in a specially-built structure in Kioicho, where Louis Vuitton opened its first Japan store (full address: 5-1-3, Kojimachi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 102-0083).
3. What it means
The name Volez, Voguez, Voyagez is French for "Fly, Sail, Travel."
4. The dedicated app
The LV Tokyo Expo app, downloadable now on the App Store and Google Play, is a cool way for you to experience the exhibition if you're not going to attend it yourself. Otherwise, for visitors, the app acts as a guide to the entire space and a handy interactive floor map provides the reader with useful information about each section via an audio guide. Sections on the map marked with a 'V' also have an additional interactive feature – this includes flipping through Gaston-Louis Vuitton's sketchbook, blowing on your smartphone to discover your personalised trunk, and an augmented reality feature that's not to be missed at the end of the tour.
5. The highlights
The exhibition is designed to take you from one themed room to another. Louis Vuitton's iconic trunks and past and present collections are anticipated exhibits – special order pieces include a Tea Ceremony Trunk and a Kabuki Makeup Trunk, both nods to the Japanese culture. The more unexpected themes are Writing, Trains and Aviation. Browse the app for a better look at the exhibits.
6. It's open to the public for free
No explanation needed.
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