Two letters — LV — have become one of the most highly prized brands in luxury fashion standing for Louis Vuitton. From its founding in 1854, it has been synonymous with the highest quality workmanship and design. Time and time again, world travelers have made jaw-dropping entrances at hotels with their luxury luggage emblazoned with LV.
This 2018 Art Ball live auction package will provide the winner and guest with a two-day tour of the public and very private world of Paris ala Louis Vuitton and Christie’s Auction House.
For two nights home base will be Hôtel de Crillon overlooking Place de la Concorde with a daily American breakfast. But do get an early start because the first stop will be an exclusive tour and private appointment at LV’s newest entry in the retailing universe — the Peter Marino-designed flagship store that opened at Place Vendome last October.
Then there is the opportunity to also have a private guided tour of the Fondation Louis Vuitton that showcases both contemporary French and international artistic creation. Designed by American architect Frank Gehry’s, it provides “a new space devoted to art — especially contemporary art — and above all a place for meaningful exchanges between artists and visitors from Paris, from France, and from the entire world.”
In addition to a V-VIP tour of the Musée d’Orsay, Christie’s Auction House will hosted a VIP tour of the Christie’s offices complete with champagne and an “exclusive behind-the-scenes access and tour of a private Paris art collection.”
Day two will take the winner and guest to the historic roots of the Louis Vuitton with a tour of the Vuitton’s home that he built in 1800s in the exclusive neighborhood of Asnières-sur-Seine.
As a masterpiece keepsake of this magical experience of fashion and art, the winner will receive a custom painted Louis Vuitton Boite Flacons.
Compliments of Louis Vuitton, Strong Travel Services and Capera Ryan/Christie’s Auction House
Restrictions: Airfare not included. Requires a 4-week lead-time to reserve the experiences on mutually agreeable dates. Hotel stay is subject to availability and blackout dates. Valid until April 1, 2019. To arrange the Louis Vuitton exclusive experience, please contact Jamie Christensen, Event Manager, Central Region, at 972.330.3696. Please note that this experience is designed for a 2-day period with the tour of Asnières on its own day. Additionally, experience is not available on Tuesdays or the weekends and certain summer months. Please allow at least 2 months advance notice.
* Photo provided by Dallas Museum of Art