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BEAUTIFUL VISION

LOUIS VUITTON, CHINA WORLD SHOPPING MALL WEST BUILDING; JUNE 19

BEAUTIFUL VISION

The Fondation Louis Vuitton is expanding its artistic activities with a new “Beyond-the-Walls” exhibition devoted to architect Frank Gehry’s vision for the foundation building in Paris. To celebrate the exhibit’s Beijing opening, LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault hosted a cocktail party at China World Shopping Mall West Building on June 19. In attendance were pianist Lang Lang, who gave an exuberant recital, actress Maggie Cheung and ballerina Tan Yuan Yuan. The exhibit traces the entire construction process – from conception to completion – of a building Gehry has described as a “magnificent vessel that symbolises France’s profound cultural vocation”.