New York May Get McQueen This Summer, But Beijing Has a Louis Vuitton Exhibition
Tis the season for fresh museum exhibitions, and this year seems to be all about the blockbuster fashion brands. Alexander McQueen is the talk of the western hemisphere, with the giant Metropolitan Museum of Art show in New York, and it seems Louis Vuitton is set to he be the talk of the eastern hemisphere, when the Voyages exhibition opens at Beijing's National Museum of China on May 29.
The Louis Vuitton: Voyages exhibition will last from May 29-August 30 this year, tracing the highs of the Vuitton Maison since its establishment in 1854. As the name of the show suggest, the focus will be on the traveling heritage of the house, from the handmade trunks of the past to the modern globetrotting figures who continue to stand by the brand.
The museum itself only just reopened after three years of extensive renovations, so this could be considered its grand re-debut. The funny thing is, the National Museum's mantra is to educate on the arts and history of China, which, at first glance, Louis Vuitton doesn't exactly fit until you remember that most Vuitton items are made in China and the fastest growing consumers of the monogrammed luxury fashion and accessories are Chinese shoppers.