Louis Vuitton has been around a long damn time. The French luxury house’s namesake founder opened up his first shop in Paris way back in 1854. Since then, the travel industry has changed drastically, and so has LV. To that end, the brand is bringing its rich history to Canada via “Time Capsule,” a new exhibition on display from September 7 to 30 at Toronto’s newly revamped Union Station.
The exhibition tells the Maison’s story via a hand-picked selection of rare objects and documents from its 160-year-old archive. The visual timeline highlights six key aspects of LVs history, including its very first trunks, some of its earliest travel accessory innovations (see: the steamer wardrobe trunk, which came equipped with drawers and a hanging rack), and its collaborations with contemporary artists, from Stephen Sprouse to Pharrell.
“Time Capsule” kicked off in Hong Kong in April 2017, and has since been everywhere from Berlin to Dubai to Los Angeles. The Toronto stop marks LV’s 35th retail anniversary in the city. It’s worth checking out, and by far the most entertaining thing happening around Union. (Get it? Because the Jays suck.)