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Friday, 30th August 2013
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Louis Vuitton exhibition promises to astound

Louis Vuitton's revolutionary Timeless Muses art exhibition opened with a bang last night (August 29th ) at the Tokyo Station Hotel.

Attended by dozens of celebrities, the star-studded opening event is noteworthy for paying tribute to six famous ladies - French Empress consort Eugénie de Montijo, architect Charlotte Perriand, novelist Françoise Sagan, actress Catherine Deneuve, screen star Sofia Coppola and model Kate Moss.

Both Moss and Deneuve put in appearances at the party, as well as Nigo, Poppy Delevingne and Langley Fox Hemingway, Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis and Rinko Kikuchi.

While social commentators were quick to pick up on Moss's stunning cocktail dress, the show was stolen by musician Fiona Apple, who climbed onto the piano halfway through her short set and instructed the audience to be quiet.

When they failed to drop the noise level, Apple shouted expletives before storming off, proclaiming: "Predictable! Predictable fashion!"

However, despite a rocky opening celebration, tourists are sure to enjoy the Timeless Muses exhibition, which displays personal items from each special lady such as Deneuve’s own leather jewellery box and handwritten notes from Sagan's writing process.

Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton’s chairman and chief executive officer, commented: "Very often we’ve let the props be the protagonists, but it should be the other way around. The protagonists are the women who are discovering, taking risks.

"So we wanted to get back to that …It’s about the women, not planes, trains and automobiles."

As part of the exhibition, which will admit members of the public from tomorrow for three weeks, visitors are given LV monogrammed eye masks which, when held to the eye, reveal video content against otherwise blank screens.

Louis Vuitton created Timeless Muses to celebrate the brand's refurbished and reopened flagship Matsuya department store, which will see customers once more return to its floors in the second half of September.

?Written by Mark Smith

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