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“Oh wow, what’s happening here,” was the response from tourists as they walked past a huge blue structure. The words ‘LOUIS VUITTON‘ emblazoned onto the facade. Accompanied by the space was a distinct buzz as a star-studded guest list attended a launch party overnight including Troye Sivan, Georgia Fowler and Aisha Dee.

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Overlooking the famed Harbour Bridge, the largest stell bridge on the planet, and the Sydney Opera House, regarded as a masterpiece of 20th century architecture, it feels only fitting that art, history and design collides for the fifth stop of SEE LV. A travelling exhibition which saw a world-wide inauguration in Wuhan in 2020, followed by Hangzhou, Dubai, and most recently, Tokyo.

Situated in First Fleet Park mere steps away from the Museum of Contemporary Art, not even the La Niña rain can dampen this melting-pot of culture. SEE LV allows visitors – with free admission – to delve deep into the world of Louis Vuitton through immersive and interactive digital experiences.

In an introduction to five different universes, visitors are greeted with a portrait of young Louis Vuitton, conceived by artist Refik Anadol using Artificial Intelligence. A darkened room, Universe 2,  reveals a reverse-chronology selection of men’s and women’s ready-to- wear pieces throughout the years. Most recently from Virgil Abloh and Nicolas Ghesquière, to designers before them like Kim Jones and Marc Jacobs. Going further back in time, the inclusion of an exquisite 19th century archival gown.

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On the opposite wall a collection of bags – from the Steamer to the Speedy, Noé to Twist – tell the history of the most recognisable hallmark styles and groundbreaking collaborations, grouped by family and in chronological order. Within the universe, discover a flat trunk from 1906 in Monogram canvas. Next is an entire room dedicated to Louis Vuitton’s major contributions to the invention of luggage typologies, ranging from the iconic Wardrobe trunk to the Skateboard trunk, 1920s Auto trunks to 2020’s Louis Vuitton 2054 raincoat-tent.

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To finish, visitors arrive in an interactive space dedicated to the Maison’s emblematic Monogram design. Bringing out a sense of play in all of us. Upon exit discover Éditions Louis Vuitton’s latest literary launches and publications in a specially curated library space. Visitors can sit and delve into the Maison’s catalogue of over 100 titles while a gift shop allows you to take a little piece of LV home.

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The SEE LV exhibition is open from November to December 11. Secure your free ticket, here.

SEE LV SYDNEY
First Fleet Park
The Rocks NSW 2000

Monday – Sunday: 10am to 10pm

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