Louis Vuitton is making L.A. the first U.S. stop for its traveling “Time Capsule” exhibit. The six-part mini-museum will debut with a private party on May 17 at Westfield Century City.

“With the ‘Time Capsule’ exhibition, we wanted to tell our history in a different way. We all know the Louis Vuitton trunks, we know about the 19th century, we know about travel, but what we do not know is how modern Louis Vuitton is. If our house is today a leader in the world of luxury, it is thanks to this modernity,” said Louis Vuitton’s chairman and chief executive officer Michael Burke.

The visual journey through the history of the house revisits its innovations in technology and design, traveling from the brand’s beginnings in 1854 to the present day using rare or celebrated objects from the Louis Vuitton archive.

The exhibit features six parts: The Keys to the Codes, Journeys Around the World, Elegance in Motion, Icons of the House, Magic Malle and the Artisans Room.

Prior to arriving in L.A., the “Time Capsule” debuted in Hong Kong in 2017, followed by Bangkok, Berlin, Singapore, Dubai and Shanghai also in 2017, and Melbourne and Madrid this year.


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