Fondation
Louis Vuitton in Paris

 

Text by Silja Kudel.
Photo by Markus Wahlroos.

What do you get when you cross a luxury fashion brand with an art museum?

You get the Fondation Louis Vuitton, a whimsical avalanche of glass designed by Canadian-born starchitect Frank Gehry. Nicknamed ‘The Iceberg’, this controversial Paris landmark has not left anyone cold since its unveiling last October.

Critics scoffed when Louis Vuitton chief executive Bernard Arnault announced plans to unveil a private arts centre. One year later, the naysayers have piped down.

Autumn highlights include ‘Accrochage 3,’ a must-see for all fans of Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Pop Art.


This article was first published in the October 2015 issue of Finnair's monthly in-flight magazine Blue Wings.