After hearing so much about the new Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by starchitect Frank Gehry, it shouldn’t have been a surprise that the ride over already started in a unique and special way! The bus that took us from Place Charles de Gaulle to the museum was a cute little electric shuttle that I haven’t seen before.
We reserved the tickets online and made sure we arrived long before our allocated time slot of 4 pm, so we had enough time to marvel at Gehry’s creation from every angle – and take some outfit shots at the same time. I will post those pictures later in the week.
The primary reason to visit, of course, was the collection. I found it to be very interesting (in a positive way!) and will definitely return to take another look. One tip: make sure not to miss the the gifthop! Having admired the museum from the outside, I should have probably expected that the gift shop would carry a 3,000 euro Frank Gehry LV Box as one of its most coveted pieces. Other notable items for sale are miniature versions of the Le Corbusier chair and a seemingly endless supply of fashion and art books. Something that can’t be bought are the stunning views from the terraces on top that stretch across the surrounding park, the Bois de Boulogne. This museum certainly does justice to the legendary Louis Vuitton brand.
Unfortunately, it was overcast and rainy so the pictures I took outside are a bit dark. The Sony A5000 I used still took maximum advantage of the available light and contrast.