Louis Vuitton is well on its way to create, perhaps the world’s largest trunk right in the middle of Moscow’s Red Square. The “Red Square trunk” is the replica of a monogrammed trunk once ordered by a Russian Imperial Family member, Prince Vladimir Orlov. The trunk will be the exhibit hall for Louis Vuitton exhibition ‘L’Ame du Voyage’ (or The Soul of Travel). The exhibition is set to share Louis Vuitton’s journey since 1854 and stories of its legendary adventurers and travelers.
The gigantic 29.5 ft. high and 98 ft. long trunk will showcase among others, 25 historical trunks. The exhibition will spotlight its famous patrons and their stories of travels and lifestyles. List of famous patrons include Maharaja of Baroda, Pierre de Brazza Savorgnan, Sofia Coppola, Catherine Deneuve, Isadora Duncan, the Empress Eugenie, Greta Garbo, Zaha Hadid, Ernest Hemingway, Damien Hirst, Yayoi Kusama, Etienne Lianozov, Sharon Stone, James Turrell, Countess Orlova-Davydova Vishneva, Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich and a few more.
In addition to historical exhibits, 12 contemporary artists will present videos dedicated to Louis Vuitton’s legendary travelers. Other items to go on display includes a trunk-bed, steamer trunk, tea case, toiletry kit, circus trunk, library trunk, caviar box; all created as a result of artistic collaborations.
The exhibition will run from December 2, 2013, to January 19, 2014. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will benefit the Naked Heart Foundation headed by Natalia Vodianova.