The art world is receiving a sartorial boost as legendary fashion house, Louis Vuitton, unveils its latest creative endeavor. Fondation Louis Vuitton, a $130 million contemporary museum built by Louis Vuitton’s charity arm of the same name, officially opened on 27 October in Bois de Boulogne, Paris, heralding a new chapter for the City of Lights arts scene.
Fondation Louis Vuitton has long supported and collaborated with artists and this monumental structure of glass and steel personifies this symbiotic relationship. Designed by renowned architect, Frank Gehry, to resemble the sails of a vessel, it is a sprawling space of over 11,000 square meters, housing 11 galleries dedicated to artistic expression.
Visitors are treated to stunning views along with a diverse range of art. The museum will feature a permanent collection of works belonging to the Fondation and from the Fondation’s President, Bernard Arnauld’s personal collection as well as a regular rotation of temporary exhibitions, beginning with a dedication to Frank Gehry’s architectural genius. The unique auditorium will feature a host of musical concerts and artistic activities, with piano prodigy, Lang Lang, performing at the inauguration.