It’s not often that we can say the words “fabulous” and “free” in the same breath, so when we experienced the Louis Vuitton Series 2 exhibition this week we knew we had to share.
Time is of the essence as this show is only here for two weeks – closing February 22nd. So, as soon as we could find a spare moment, we headed right over. En route we felt the excitement build as we passed a double-decker bus emblazoned with Series 2 fabulousness.
Los Angeles is the first stop for this reimagined version of Louis Vuitton’s Spring Summer 2015 runway show and we all have front row seats. Our Series 2 experience began as we entered into the Abstract Title room in total darkness with only the red LV logo to light our way. We soon heard the sound of voices coming from the next room. The Talking Faces room introduced us to the exhibition much as it did in the actual SS2015 runway show in Paris. Next was the Magic Trunk room which represents Louis Vuitton’s journey from past to present featuring fashion muses and “Heroines” including Catherine Deneuve, Jane Birkin and Jennifer Connolly. Another dark passageway and we found ourselves in the Savoir-faire room featuring artisans crafting some of LV’s most famous bags and trunks.
Suddenly we were thrust into the light in the blindingly white Accessories Gallery. Once our eyes adjusted, the first thing we spotted was a sweet pair of earrings and then we noticed all the other swanky accessories, the only spots of color in this otherwise white room.
TIP: As you make your way from the Accessories Gallery to the Infinite Show Room, don’t hesitate to take your free stickers and poster. We didn’t.
Music beckoned us from afar and we were drawn like moths to the flame to the Infinite Show Room. There, we were surrounded, hall of mirrors-style, by a spectacular life-sized vision of the actual Spring Summer 2015 runway show in Paris. We instantly fell in love with almost every look.
Just when we thought things couldn’t get better, we were treated to Backstage, the behind the scenes goings-on for this amazing show. This room was the highlight of the exhibition for us as it let us in on the secrets of how the runway show was put together. From the life-sized murals showing the models getting primped, to voices giving them directions in French, to our favorite part, the racks of clothes categorized by model, including those to-die-for dresses and perfect pink-heeled, knee-high boots.
We loved the entire collection and know you will too. See the full SS2015 collection here.
TIP: Arrive before noon to beat the late-rising Hollywood hipsters to the free parking. We scored a perfect spot right in front.
Run, don’t walk. This show ends February 22.
Louis Vuitton Series 2 – Past, Present, Future
February 6-22, 2015
10:00- 6:00 Daily
Admission: Free (!)
1135 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles