After I had finished my amazing shoot with Louis Vuitton for the Art of Packing in Munich, I went to the opening of the house’s new ‘Maison’ in the evening. As some of you might already know, I had been living in the Bavarian city for eight years and it is definitely my favourite German spot. Therefore, I was completely excited to see Louis Vuitton’s new location as well as spotting so many familiar faces in an iconic location at the heart of the city. It was the former Munich post office known as Residenzpost and I had been there many times in my life.
When I entered the new ‘Maison’, I felt like entering ‘Vuitton Heaven’… I embarked on a journey of unexpected discoveries through an outstanding range of must-haves and inspiring art installations. Paying tribute to the history of the building, the store also showcases an area dedicated to ‘Ecriture’, the new collection of writing instruments.
A real eye-catcher can be spotted in the form of the first German postage stamp, the ‘Schwarze Einser’ in permanent display. A limited edition of Louis Vuitton stamps were also edited for the event and I am very happy to have such a set at home.
Many celebrities from all over the world had flown in to attend the superb event.
Enjoy my impressions:
German actress Hannah Herzsprung
Model Franziska Knuppe with me
German actor Moritz Bleibtreu
Gorgeous Olivia Palermo
Jamie McGregor Smith, photographer for Louis Vuitton, shot some nice pics of me on the stairs of the new store.
German actress Alexandra Neldel
What an honor: American actress and star of the night Uma Thurman framed by Roberto Eggs, President of Louis Vuitton Northern Europe, to the left and my humble self to the right.
Richard Deacon’s sculpture “Sunday in the Country”, 2005
The after party took place right next door. The decoration was amazing, with hot-air balloon dummies placed in the center of the room.
Olivia Palermo’s model-boyfriend, Johannes Huebl.
Very sweet Cosma Shiva Hagen with me
Live act: Marina and the Diamonds
The famous singer with me
Germany’s Next Top Model winner 2009, Sara Nuru
The German magazine Bunte named me a style icon, wow! It was an unforgettable event and I am so happy that I was part of it. A huge thank you to the Louis Vuitton team!
Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Courtesy of Louis Vuitton, © Brauer Photos and © Jamie McGregor Smith