You could call it a 21st-century take on the Grand Palais, the wildly extravagant Beaux-Arts exhibition hall off the Champs-Élysées, and you could also say that it’s Gehry’s attempt to render his own Guggenheim Bilbao in glass.But even these, which get closer, miss a lot of what makes this building remarkable, just as calling it a descendant of Gehry’s IAC office building, in New York, which is made up of billowing white glass that also always reminds people of sails, only begins to explain what Gehry has wrought on this unlikely site within the Bois de Boulogne at the western edge of Paris.
They’re all correct as far as they go, but they are really only ways of postponing coming to terms with the fact that this building is a whole new thing, a new work of monumental public architecture that is not precisely like anything that anyone, including Frank Gehry, has done before.
They will claim "authenticity guaranteed" when in fact their "authenticators" don't have the experience, skill or knowledge to authenticate designer labels.
Furthermore, the people who run some of these companies have sketchy business practices to say the least. Buyers are getting taken as well as sellers on these sites. Do your research and read reviews on these businesses beforehand. • Authentic Louis Vuitton cannot be purchased NEW (unless resale and they were just never used by their original owner) anywhere other than Louis Vuitton boutiques or from select major department stores.
Your first instinct, when you see an extraordinary new building that looks like nothing you have ever seen before, is to try to understand it by connecting it to what you know.
And so Frank Gehry’s new Fondation Louis Vuitton, in Paris, looks like sails, and it looks like a boat, and it looks like a whale, and it looks like a crystal palace that is in the middle of an explosion.
Speaking to Racked, he shares his top tips for verifying the authenticity of three of the most widely knocked-off bags around from Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Bag When validating this iconic bag you would assume that your first port of call would be the monogram, but according to Wetzbarger, many counterfeit manufacturers have perfected the pattern so this isn’t always a dead give-away.
All authentic Louis Vuitton handbags since the early 1980's have date codes.
Date codes are a series of numbers and letters that represent the date the bag was made and the factory where it was made. This means that they are all done in a font specific to Louis Vuitton.
If you're not experienced in Louis Vuitton, but you want to buy one for a good deal, then purchasing from a REPUTABLE consignment shop is the best choice.
Many resale establishments posing as legitimate companies have popped up seemingly overnight.