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Del 21 al 27 November Louis Vuitton exhibits its historic trunks at El Corte Inglés de la Castellana, Madrid.

Bringing together four of Louis Vuitton's most iconic trunks and special orders for the first time in Spain, exposure allows learn more about the fascinating legacy of Louis Vuitton, that has embodied the art of travel for more than 150 años, y su know how to do único. Tradition and innovation, craftsmanship and creativity go hand in hand in this exhibition that can be seen in the Louis Vuitton store of El Corte Inglés in Castellana del 21 al 27 de noviembre.

From its origins, la Maison Louis Vuitton has served explorers and adventurers, to princes, giving, elegant women aristocrats and artists of different condition. The Maharaja of Baroda, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Douglas Fairbanks, Ernest Hemingway, Jeanne Lanvin, or even Damien Hirst, Ferran Adriá or Sharon Stone, travel hand in hand with Louis Vuitton.

En 1837, a young Louis Vuitton left his hometown in the remote Jura mountains, close to the swiss border, for walk 250 miles to his new life in Paris. Once there, introduced himself to Monsieur Maréchal, a recognized layetier-packer – term used in those days to designate those who were dedicated to making and packing trunks –, because with the arrival of the first railway line and the first steamship that crossed the Atlantic the layetier-packer they were in high demand.

Louis Vuitton was already his patron's first assistant when, en 1853, received the most precious honor: become the favorite of Empress Eugenie. Following her came other royal patrons and, as, of a flourishing bourgeoisie. En 1854, year of your wedding, Louis Vuitton made the decision to set up his own business, opening its first store in Paris, en la rue Neuve-des-Capucines. That same year, Louis Vuitton – “trunk maker and packer” – designed a modern trunk that combined pragmatism with elegance and that it was perfectly adapted to the means of transport of the time and to the changes that its clientele was experiencing at that time in terms of ways of traveling..