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100 Years of Trunks

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The Louis Vuitton trunk is one of the most iconic travel accessories in the world, and now a new book celebrates the luxurious heritage of house’s storied past . Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks chronicles such stories as the birth of the monogram trunk and other variations on the piece, including the trunk bed, wardrobe, the teabox, toiletry trunk, circus trunks and more. In addition to the limited-edition book, the company has also produced 30 reproductions of vintage-y labels in a postcard format. Presented in the same type of box as the book, the cards evoke travel to the grand hotels of the world. Hotel de Crillon in Paris and Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok are just some of the places that are represented in the tradition of sticking labels on the trunks.

The book will be available starting on October 13 to mark the opening of the exhibition “A Journey into the capital, Louis Vuitton and Paris” in the Carnavalet Museum (13 October 2010 to February 27, 2011 Musée Carnavalet 23, rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris).

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