To fête the opening of Louis Vuitton's new Paris museum, as well as the broad critical adulation the structure has been showered with, the French fashion house has invited the museum's designer, starchitect Frank Gehry, to fill Louis Vuitton window displays with his favorite form, the curving metallic sail. Never has window shopping felt more akin to a trip to L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The displays went up on Sept. 3 at various Louis Vuitton stores, as well as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, and Macy's in New York City. According to Architectural Digest, Gehy refers to them as "wind wings." If, as has been suggested, they turn the Fondation Louis Vuitton into a it "a linebacker with the moves of a ballerina" or"Moby-Dick with the athleticism of a sailfish," then what might they do to a posh handbag?
· Architect Frank Gehry Designs Showstopping Windows for Louis Vuitton [Architectural Digest]