Thursday, October 15, 2009

LV's l' excellence du savoir-faire

Last Saturday, I received an invitation from Louis Vuitton for their L' Excellence Du Savoir-Faire Exhibit at the Dubai Mall Fashion Avenue. And thanks to my bessie B who volunteered to baby sit Dade, hubby was able to drive for me to go see the exhibit.

The exhibit was all about the six limited edition Special Orders to benefit Red Cross, which celebrates its 150th anniversary. LV commissioned six designers and artists from various industries to create one-of-a-kind luggage pieces according to their lifestyle & profession. These personalities are master Chef Ferran Adria, the most sought-after portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz, British artist Damien Hirst, Oscar-winning musician & composer of LV's soundtrack for the film "All You Need Is Me" Gustavo Santaolalla, the head of LV Special Orders & member of the 5th generation LV family Patrick-Louis Vuitton, and of course, Marc Jacobs. The pieces, along with a limited edition Red Cross medical trunk, will then be auctioned on 17th November at Sotheby's, and proceeds will be donated to Red Cross.

I'm grateful that i was able to see the exhibit as they are only held in six key cities around the globe - Mexico, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Dubai, Seoul & New York. And I was so pleased that the pieces were not enclosed in glass, unlike in Tokyo, so I was able to feel the leather especially the alligator one made by Patrick LV.

Here in Dubai, the exhibit runs from 13th - 17th October. so if you're anywhere near Dubai's largest & hippest mall, do drop by. Whether you're a bag hag or not, it is worth the trip.

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