The long-awaited Foundation Louis Vuitton will open its doors on October 26.
The museum is situated on the outskirts of Paris (Bois de Boulogne) in the Jardin d’acclimatation and houses commissioned exhibitions and 11 galleries showing the corporate art collection of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH).
To celebrate the opening of the Foundation, Frank Gehry’s creations will be all over LV’s store windows in September.
The canadian-american architect known for his “iconic titanium clad curving and swooping archtecture”- such as the ones found at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Experience Music Project in Seattle – designed the marvelous museum. The Foundation Louis Vuitton cost around $136 million and took 12 years to complete.
And that is how the windows of LV stores will look like :
sail-like sculptures made from wood and clad in metal
”They are like sails filled by a following wind. We’ve called them Wind Wings.” Gehry