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  • Louis Vuitton’s shop windows by architect Frank Gehry

  • Louis Vuitton’s shop windows by architect Frank Gehry

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Louis Vuitton’s shop windows by architect Frank Gehry

Louis Vuitton expands its collaboration with Pritzker Prize-winning, Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, entrusting him with the design of the shop windows that will feature its fall collections, including the first women’s collection by Nicolas Ghesquière. The displays, due to make their debut worldwide in the beginning of September, include a series of curved metal structures that pay homage to Gehry’s famous buildings, among them the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao or the EMP Museum in Seattle. “They’re like sails filled by a following wind. We’ve called them Wind Wings,” says Frank Gehry about his sculptural designs that are inspired by the works of painter Frank Stella and give the illusion of movement, as if they were floating in the wide open sea.

Louis Vuitton is also about to inaugurate this October the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation in Paris, an amazing building designed by Frank Gehry, whose form is provided by twelve curving sails made up of 3,600 glass panels. The foundation will include an auditorium, meeting and events spaces, education facilities and eleven exhibitions galleries that will host LVMH’s permanent art collection, as well as temporary exhibitions. The Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation will open its gates to the public on October 27 with an exhibition dedicated to the architecture of the building, coinciding with a showcase of Gehry’s work at the Centre Pompidou.

In celebration of his double collaboration with Louis Vuitton, Gehry also designed a bag and a suitcase that will be on sale in mid-October. Gehry’s creations form part of the brand’s “Icon and the Iconoclasts” project that pays tribute to the legendary LV Monogram and includes designs by Cindy Sherman, Rei Kawakubo, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin and Marc Newson.