July 20th will be the fortieth anniversary of the first lunar walk and the tributes are spilling out in all (somewhat bizarre) shapes and sizes. Louis Vuitton has channeled its spaced out style in an homage of a new signature trunk. The custom order "Malle Mars" trunk was inspired by a potential trip to Mars, should the opportunity ever arise. The Star-Trek-inspired piece of luggage is aerodynamic opens up to unveil compartments for all kinds of space necessities —
from tools and pharmaceutical drawers to shelves for dishware and even
a folding chair to take in the views of, uh, Earth.
The trunk, as well as other NASA paraphernalia such as photographs, space toys, sculptures
and astronomy photos, will be on view this Monday, when Louis Vuitton
is celebrating the lunar landing’s anniversary with a party at the Rose
Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.
Vuitton North America president and chief executive officer Daniel Lalonde will host lunar legends Buzz Aldrin, Jim Lovell and Sally Ride. In addition to hosting the anniversary fete, the LV company has asked the astronauts to appear in the label's new core values campaign. Vuitton will also be donating an undisclosed amount to Al Gore’s Climate Project, and sales of the
travel collection at the Fifth Avenue flagship from July 13 to 20 will
benefit the organization. Talk about out of this world!
Article and Photo Source: WWD
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