Louis Vuitton’s trunk show celebrates 200 years of excellence

Words by
Andy Morris

11th January 2022

The French luxury label have united hoteliers, designers, DJs, makeup artists and pop megastars to mark their 200 years in style.

As one might expect for an exhibition celebrating the preeminent travel accessory of our times, Louis Vuitton’s new exhibition "200 Trunks 200 Visionaries" is set to span the globe in the near future. Having been shown at the brand’s home in Asnières-sur-Seine in Paris, they are hoping to travel to New York, Tokyo and London to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder.

The collection is truly impressive. Two hundred creatives had to create a work of art with the same dimensions as Vuitton's original trunk. Contributors include Frank Gehry, Fabien Baron, Es Devlin, Luke Halls, Benji B, Samuel Ross, Pat McGrath, Peter Marino, Kim Jones, Marc Jacobs and Nigo. Each of the 200 entries saw over £8000 (10,000 euros) donated to fifteen non profit organisations. There is even a Simpsons and a Lego version, made with 31,700 bricks. Our personal favourite? The wonderful hand-drawn illustrations (and autographs) of global pop powerhouse BTS.