The Fondation Louis Vuitton opened in Paris last year to much fanfare and celebration. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the contemporary art museum has continued to attract a tide of visitors with blockbuster exhibitions. In more exciting news for Louis Vuitton, the luxury brand has recently inaugurated another private museum just outside Paris. This one, called La Galerie, is located on the historic site of Louis Vuitton’s first atelier, also occupied by Vuitton’s former family home, in the northern suburb of Asnières-sur-Seine. In fact, the workshop still exists today- with exceptional artisans crafting bespoke creations on the premises.
As recently reported by WWD, La Galerie was inaugurated this month with a garden party attended by “Vuitton face Michelle Williams.” The first exhibition, curated by Judith Clark, is an immersion into the brand’s heritage and savoir-faire with 400 objects and documents from the Louis Vuitton archives. To quote the official website: “During her research through the House’s archives, Judith Clark discovered rare gems such as the Pateki wooden cube puzzle, a game created by Gaston-Louis Vuitton, which served as an inspiration behind Clark’s choice of scenography.”
La Galerie, 16, rue Louis-Vuitton, Asnières-sur-Seine. Open on weekends, reservations required. Tel: +33 (0)9-77-40-40-77.
Images courtesy of Louis Vuitton