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Louis Vuitton’S Traveling Exhibition: 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries

If you’d like to catch the Louis Vuitton 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition at 468 North Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Labor Day marks the last weekend before the ‘traveling trunk show’ moves onto New York on Sept 6th. Beverly Hills was the first US stop for this traveling exhibition; previous locations include Asnières, France, and Singapore.

200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition features 200 of today’s most innovative visionaries – including artists, athletes, actors, designers, and scientists – each of whom designed their own homage to the classic Louis Vuitton trunk to celebrate the 200th birthday of the Maison’s eponymous founder. 

LVMH Beverly Hills Interior Staircase

Notable visionaries include Alex Israel, BTS, Gaetano Pesce, Gloria Steinem, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lego, Nigo, Peter Marino, The Simpsons, and Susan Miller to name but a few. A complete list of all visionaries and their trunks is available at the exhibition website, All trunks are on display at Rodeo Drive, and individual rooms dedicated to specific visionaries inside the exhibition include the Brooklyn Balloon Company, DJ Benji B and architect Frank Gehry. 

Beverly Hills 200 Trunks Traveling Exhibit
Featured Trunk. Photo courtesy of BFA.
Louis Vuitton Sculpture

Attendees at the opening included Emma Chamberlain, Samara Weaving, Jaden Smith, Jurnee Smollett, Shay Mitchell, Ava DuVernay, Milly Alcock, Iris Apatow, Nina Dobrev, Ava Phillippe, Kerry Condon, Madeleine Arthur, Myha’la Herrold, Thuso Mbedu and Kaitlyn Dever, The multi-room exhibition featured DJ sets by Bobby French, M.I.A., and Lola Langusta.

Jaden Smith. Photo courtesy of BFA.

In the Hamptons, Louis Vuitton hosted a celebratory cocktail at Le Bilboquet in Sag Harbor to toast the opening of the Maison’s latest savoir-faire studio on Shelter Island. Guests enjoyed the sunset fête while listening to DJ sets by Romy and Michael Bachman. Attendees included Lauren Santo Domingo, Derek Blasberg, Sophia Roe, AthenaCalderone, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Leandra Medine, Tracy Anderson, Maria Duenas Jacobs, Casey Fremont, Tanner Reese, Deon Hinton, and Coco Bassey amongst others. 

Louis Vuitton Curated Savoir-Faire Studio Exhibit, New York
Curated Louis Vuitton Interior, New York

The specially curated savoir-faire studio is dedicated to the Maison’s most exclusive collections, spotlighting the brand’s legendary heritage and craftsmanship, including exotic creations, Objets Nomades furniture and decor, specialty hard-sided and trunk pieces, made-to-order pieces, and fine watches and jewelry. The recherché selection was on view by appointment only at a private residence. 

DJ Bobby French at the Beverly Hills Event. Photo courtesy of BFA.
Illuminated Trunk. Photo courtesy of BFA.

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