22 Feb '13, 11pm

The Trunk

The Trunk

Gaston-Louis Vuitton had a secret passion. He would comb the international press for articles about the object that encapsulated the fantasies of his time: the trunk. For decades these very cuttings have lain dormant in a trunk.The paper these clippings are printed on has yellowed. The ink has gone a touch dry. The period notebooks are filled with Gaston-Louis Vuitton’s recognizable handwriting, meticulously recording the names of the newspapers and the date of publication. He filed them by subject. All the lost trunks are in one place, bloodstained trunks in another. Cases involving sex, spies, princesses, grand hotels, steam trains and more, a stream of images. For this special edition, Louis Vuitton opened the trunk full of memories to the finest living French authors, whose interests vary from travel to crime, to magic or inventions. Sensitive to the old-fashioned char...

Full article: http://www.ilvoelv.com/2013/02/the-trunk.html

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