While in paris I went to the "Icons" exhibition,that was until 31st december. The Flagship store is inpressive, huge !! I got lost and finally accessed to the 7th floor by elevator only -was totally black inside and then opened on the very white luminous exhibition space- I was overall not impressed by what I 've seen but anyways here is a presentation and scans of the brochure. "Nine Icons, nine creative visions" Louis Vuitton has invited nine exceptional creative talents-artists, architects and designers-to celebrate nine iconic bags in an exhibition at "Espace Louis Vuitton". They were given imaginative free rein with one of the company's iconic bags. Shigeru Ban (architect, Tokyo)- Papillon 1966 Sylvie Fleury (artist, Geneva) - Keepall 1930 Zaha Hadid (architect, London) - Bucket 1968 Bruno Peinado (Artist, Brittany,Fr.) - Speedy 1930 Andrée Putman (Architect,Designer, Paris) - Steamer Bag 1901 Ugo Rondinone (artist, Zurich, NYC) - Lockit 1958 James Turrell (artist, AZ) - Wardrobe 1875 Tim White-Sobieski (video artist, NYC)- Alma 1934 Robert Wilson (artist, NYC) - Noé 1932 The Wardrobe, created in 1875, remains perhaps the most emblematic of all Louis Vuitton designs. Opening vertically and equiped with a hanging closet, it spares travellers the chore of unpacking once they have reached their destination. With the birth of modern travel, additionnal, more versatile luggage became necessary. Alongside hard-frame trunks and cases, louis Vuitton started producing an entirely new form of luggage - soft bags. The first of these, the Steamer bag introduced in 1901, is a large rectangular bag originally designed to store dirty linen on transatlantic crossings. However, it was not until the 1930's, with the launch of the Keepall that soft bags really made their debut in the world. The precursor of all travel bags, the Keepall is the prototype of the modern week end bag . Around the same time, the first city bags appeared : the Speedy, created not long afterwards, is the reduced version of the Keepall, while the Noé was designed as early as 1932 for a champagne-maker who needed a bag that could carry his five best bottles. As the sixties dawned, the winds of change broughht a new freedom with the "Nouvelle Vague" carrying all in its wake, and Louis Vuitton soft bags became companions for film stars and models. The city bag collection was further enriched with the development of supple Monogram canvas in 1959. The Papillon (1966), whose short handles look like butterfly wings, and the Bucket (1968), indispensable for a stroll through town, were soon joined by the Alma, inspired by a design dating back to 1934. Finally, making its grand entrance, the Lockit, an updated version of a bag created in the 1950's, is the newest memeber of the family, paying homage to the timeless icons of Louis Vuitton.