It’s Louis Vuitton’s 200th birthday and to pay tribute, the luxury Maison asked 200 creative people of all types to create their own version the emblematic Louis Vuitton trunk. The results are wild and range from actual sculptures to digital presentations. And we’ve got some of the most interesting to share with you.
Louis Vuitton Trunks Transformed
Louis Vuitton Trunks transformed by 200 different creatives in celebration of what would be Louis Vuitton’s 200th Birthday is traveling the world as an exhibit. “200 Trunks 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition” kicked off its worldwide journey last month.
The LOUIS 200 project invited a panopoly of creative folks spanning arts and culture, the sciences, sports, global causes and more to each personalize a metaphorical blank canvas measuring 50 x 50 x 100 centimeters, approximately the dimensions of the original trunk that Louis designed in the 1850s.
This invitation yielded 200 extraordinary transformations: vessels transmitting dreams and desires, abstract concepts and artistic expressions. Some of the reimagined trunks are digital while others are physical manifestations.
Here are a few of our favorites from the exhibition.
Photographer Feng Li:
Architect Hannes Peer:
Faye McLeod, Louis Vuitton’s Visual Image Director, says “this project has always been about creativity, a real tribute to Louis’ ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. We get to see how such a cross-section of talents answered the same brief while also taking a moment to appreciate the man himself.”
Artist Aaron Cudi:
A few of the other trunks on exhibit:
Transformed trunks shown above by Astronaut-in-training Alyssa Carson, The Napkin Poetry Review, Fornasetti, Kim Jones of Supreme, geometric abstract Artist Edward Granger and actress Allyson Wheeler.
Transformed trunks shown above by artist Qualeasha Wood, architect Peter Marino, artist Ibrahim Kamara, Creative Director Ben Ditto, Gloria Steinem and Polish opera singer Jakub Jozef Orlinksi.
The Exhibit opened in Asnières, near Paris and will continue in Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, New York and London throughout 2022.