"The Best Guests Come Bearing Gifts..." Louis Vuitton Life Capsule

by MICHELLE MCKELVEY · July 13, 2009

Louis Vuitton Life Capsule. With today marking the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's lunar landing, Louis Vuitton decided to commemorate the occasion by creating a customized Life Capsule for the spectacular Apollo 11 exhibition. Dubbed Malle Mars, the bullet-shaped metallic trunk, adorned with LV’s Monogram design, swings up to reveal necessities for a flight of fancy to Mars: medication, tools, picnic wares, and more…plus a folding lounge chair for leisurely lounging device of the Martian landscape. The Louis Vuitton Malle Mars Trunk, along with a collection of items from Nasa's Apollo 11 Archive, will all be on display at The Rose Center for Earth and Space at American Museum of Natural History kicking off tonight with a Louis Vuitton sponsored gala that will include appearances by astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Jim Lovell and Sally Ride.