VUITTON’S L.A. MOMENT: Like many luxury houses shining a spotlight on Los Angeles via its art scene, Louis Vuitton has chosen L.A. as the first destination for its “Louis Vuitton Series 2 — Past, Present and Future” exhibition. A nontraditional interpretation of its spring 2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection, the multiroom exhibit, in a warehouse space in the heart of the Hollywood art and media district, allows visitors to explore the creative process behind the collection through a series of distinctive thematic spaces that share creative director Nicolas Ghesquière’s influences and inspirations as well as the excitement of a traditional fashion show experience. The entrance to the exhibit, called “Abstract Title,” is through an oversized LV logo. This logo was initially the seal of founder Louis Vuitton, who launched his house as a trunk maker in 1854. Ghesquière revived it from the archives in neon lights. The next room “Talking Faces,” allows visitors to experience the opening animation of Ghesquière’s spring 2015 women’s collection show; “Magic Trunk” shows one of the house’s most recognizable products in hologram projections, blending past inspirations, current designs and future ideas; the “Savoir-fair Room” focuses on the “Malletage” inspired by the inside of a Vuitton trunk; “Backstage” recreates a fashion show’s backstage space; “Infinite Show Room” is a 360-degree projection room showing all 48 looks of this collection and “Accessories Gallery” showcases the objects on the pure white canvas of Marte Mei van Haaster’s scanned, 3-D printed figures alongside heritage pieces. The exhibition will run from Feb. 6 to 22 at 1135 North Highland Avenue and will be open to the public daily. Next stop: Beijing.

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