Volez, Voguez, Voyagez.
On a recent weekend in NYC, Ashley and I went to an exhibit on the history of Louis Vuitton 'Volez, Voguez, Voyagez' held in the American Stock Exchange. It was perfect for the bougie art heauxs that we are.
It was really cool to learn about the history of Louis Vuitton as a family and fashion house. At various points throughout the exhibit, I thought to myself, "What would it look like if Black people were given access to these opportunities and products at various points throughout history?" Some of the artifacts were on loan to the exhibit from private lenders and I couldn't help but wonder not only what said product is worth, but what it means to be able to pass something that might just seem like a bag or trunk, but is actually worth a lot down to one's kids.
I was reminded that in a lot of ways, Black people are just getting into the luxury goods game. This both made me excited about the possibilities for my own future generations, as well as, led me to ponder what it would mean for Black people to have our own luxury fashion houses.