No amount of rain could have stopped VIP guests from attending the invite-only Louis Vuitton Maison opening party last night in Vancouver. The celebrities and journalists probably didn’t even notice each other’s soppy hair while basking in the lap of 10,000 square feet of LV luxury.
The Louis Vuitton Maison store situated in the Hotel Vancouver is the first of its kind in Canada and there are only eleven Maison stores around the globe. According to Jean-Philippe Hecquet, vice-president at Louis Vuitton Canada, Vancouver was a natural choice for Canada’s first LV Maison. “It’s a very dynamic city with a strong image and character, and its own personality. It represents a truly diverse, sophisticated cultural centre, one which we knew would be extremely receptive to the very highest level of Louis Vuitton creativity,” he said.
The LV Maison Vancouver houses ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelery and of course, LV luggage including a trunk for $35,000. There is a dramatic two-storey wall of handbags and original Canadian artwork by Vancouver artist Steven Shearer.
Soppy hair or not, Vancouverites are looking good in their new maison.