Over the weekend, the Louis Vuitton group will be sharing their unique savoir faire by opening the doors of their workshop. Tours, demonstrations, conferences and interactive visits let you share the passion of artisans who are all inspired by the same quest for excellence. Watchmakers, couturières, perfume flacon sealers, shoemakers, cellar masters, jewelers, trunk makers, riddlers, head seamstresses, chefs and many others will welcome you in their world.
In the town of Asnières, the leather craftsmen will share the secret of their trade.
All the hipsters will be rushing to rue Vivienne, where the designer duo Umberto Leon and Carol Lim will open the doors of the Kenzo headquarter located in a beautiful 17th century building. There you will be able to enjoy a 3D hologram fashion show and presentations by craftsmen and women.
The house of Dior will open its famous salons at 30, avenue Montaigne, where Christian Dior had his first Haute couture show in 1947. You will be able to see how the famous lady Dior bag is made by hand.
The men's workshop will give you "a lesson" in tailoring.
Miss Dior, the first fragrance of Dior was also launched in 1947. Dior wanted to issue perfumes to match its new fashions. Miss Dior was named for the designer's sister Catherine. Perfume experts will introduce you to the different scents.
You will also be able to see embroidery, shoe making, the technique to assemble a watch, high jewelery...
We have previously been to this exact same presentation and it was incredible to see how all those artisans work. We actually "helped" in making a watch. We highly recommend it!
Berluti will be revealing the way they make their made to measure shoes.
Chaumet, one of France's longest established jewelers, will present its historical collection and museum, and you will be able to meet with craft designers, jewelers, and setters.
If you have kids, at the Jardin d'Acclimatation, gardeners, animal expert, beekeepers, saddle makers, and Landscape architects will also be there to discuss their work.
The tickets got sold really quickly, but you can go directly to most of the sites and entry is subject to availability. Oh and don't you worry, if you are not in Paris, those journées particulières are also happening in Italy, Poland, Swiss, Spain and the United Kingdom. Just check the program on their website.Les Journées Particulières LVMH
June 15 and 16
Louis Vuitton: L'Ecole des Savoir-Faire Maroquiniers 18, rue Louis Vuitton, Asnières (outside of Paris)
Kenzo: 18, rue Vivienne 75002 Paris
Dior: 30 avenue Montaigne 75008 Paris
Berluti: 26, rue Marbeuf 75008 Paris
Chaumet: 12, place Vendome 75001 Paris
Le Jardin d'Acclimatation Bois de Boulogne, Carrefour des Sablons 75116 Paris (edge of the city)