Louis VuittonThis summer, Louis Vuitton transformed a glass estate tucked away on Shelter Island into an immersive “Savoir-Faire” experience for clients and VIP guests to showcase a selection of extraordinary pieces from the maison’s most exclusive métiers. The effort continues Louis Vuitton’s global tradition of displaying the brand’s notable craftsmanship in exquisite spaces. Recent presentations in the US have taken place in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Miami, and like this iteration, they were housed in remarkable modern residences featuring the latest and rarest collections from the maison.

Pulling up to the extended gravel driveway, guests emerged from pearly white G Wagons, Rolls Royces, and other luxury vehicles provided by Louis Vuitton that set the mood for what they’d see within the glass walls of the private residence — all-out luxury. “Only the best for our relations,” said a member of the brand’s VIP clients’ team. Instead of feeling like an exhibition, walking into the three-story property overlooking Shelter Island Sound felt more like entering a friend’s home for a very chic luncheon. Pieces on display throughout the space included curated exotic creations, Objets Nomades furniture and décor, specialty hard-sided and trunk pieces, made-to-order designs, and fine watches and jewelry.

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The classic LV hard-sided trunks, initially produced for affluent train travel, now served a second life as coffee tables complete with glass tops that complimented an LV Bomboca sofa by the legendary Campana brothers. Signature Louis Vuitton bags like Capucines, Petite Malles, and Twists were staged on surfaces throughout. But these weren’t just any sacs du jour — the bags featured rare variations with exotic embellishments like feathers and other decadent materials.

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Down the hall, the studio also presented the bachelor pad of all bachelor pads. The den-style room was furnished with Louis Vuitton products topping many wish lists. The focal point was a massive pool table embossed with the heritage logo in matte black created with the same craftsmanship behind Louis Vuitton’s storied trunks. There were matching billiard sticks and balls to boot.

Past the men’s den, walk-in closets featured accessories as well as pieces from Louis Vuitton’s latest ready-to-wear collections. Descending to the lower level, was an exquisite room dedicated to the new Secretaire Bureau 2.0, a mobile workstation that pays homage to the maison’s classic Secretaire Stokowski. Cheering it all, a group of clients gathered over glasses of champagne as a member of the maison displayed even more rare luxury bags to marvel over. The Savoir-Faire studio is just another excellent example of how the maison brings the LV experience to their clients, and what better place to do it than out East?

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