Louis Vuitton ‘LVAM1′ trunk by artist Grayson Perry
Fashion icon Grayson Perry, who is known mainly for his cross-dressing and wonderful ceramic vases, has displayed his artwork in his exhibition at Louis Vuitton Bond Street Maison. The French fashion house, Louis Vuitton, was also the co-sponsor of the British museum exhibition held few days ago. The brand invited Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry to design a bespoke trunk, ‘LVAM1’ (Louis Vuitton Alan Measles 1).
The trunk which is on display at the Vuitton’s Bond Street Maison has a special golden throne right in the center top for the famous teddy bear Alan Measles, which is the artist’s 50 year old buddy. The trunk has various compartments and was made at the Louis Vuitton atelier in Asnières. The art piece is made in two folds as the artist wanted it to act both as a shrine to Alan Measles and an artistic travel case. The colorful travel case is painted with elaborated art designs with images of male and female folk characters. The trunk is decorated with Perry’s famous vases filled with white carnations and has several cabinets that can hold number of dresses. Grayson will do a road test of the trunk next year when he will travel to Venice Biennale for work.
Grayson Perry commented:
“My immediate idea was to make an altarpiece to Alan, because he’s very much part of the British Museum show.”
Apart from this artistic trunk, Vuitton’s Bond Street Maison also displays three dresses designed by Grayson Perry’s students, who also get chance to design clothes for him. The exhibition will also run a film subsequenting the making of both the Louis Vuitton bespoke trunk and the dresses alongside the displayed items. The dresses are a part of competition Perry runs each year at Central Saint Martins College and only three entries are selected out of 25 and only one gets a chance to design for the designer. This year a beautiful gown was designed by Morgan Levy that Perry is supposed to wear at the celebratory dinner at the British Museum.