A romantic trunk exploration: Louis Vuitton

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David Bailey and Catherine Deneuve arrive at London Airport from Paris, 1966. (Photo courtesy of Alamy)

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move,” said Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson. It’s not a sentiment shared by many. There is usually some purpose to travel. Responsible as anybody for the national state first known as Mesopotamia, and now as Iraq, discovery was part of Gertrude Bell’s exploration, whilst European aristocrats were often conducting old-fashioned business enabling on the Orient Express. In terms of travelling for the pleasure of sheer opulence, perhaps nobles on the Grand Tour share a similar romantic notion to that of Robert Louis Stevenson.


Freddie Anderson


June 2022


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