The Louis Vuitton Trunk is one of the most iconic travel accessories in the world and has many stories to tell. As a way to capture the transformations and journeys of the trunk, a book entitled Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks or Louis Vuitton: 100 Malles De Légende will be coming out this October.The book showcases the most beautiful creations of the House through more than eight hundred photographs. Many incredible pieces are featured here such as the trunk bed, the wardrobe trunk, the teabox, toiletry trunk, circus trunks, and more. Beyond the item itself, It also extends to some of the prominent figures that were fortunate enough to own them: Ernest Hemingway, Leopold Stokowski, Damien Hirst, movie stars from Douglas Fairbanks to Sharon Stone and couturiers from Jeanne Lanvin to Karl Lagerfeld.
In addition to the book, Louis Vuitton has also produced 30 reproductions of labels of the hotel’s private collection in a postcard format. Presented in the same type of box that of the book, the cards evoke much of the art of the travel as the grand hotels of the world. Hotel de Crillon in Paris and Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok are just some of the places that are represented in the tradition of sticking labels on the trunks.
The book will be available from October 13, 2010 to mark the opening of the exhibition “A Journey into the capital, Louis Vuitton and Paris” in the Carnavalet Museum (13 October 2010 to February 27, 2011 Musée Carnavalet 23, rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris)