Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr

Yesterday The Huntr visited the dazzling Louvre Abu Dhabi to attend an exclusive media preview of its winter 2019 exhibition – 10,000 Years of Luxury. The showcase asks “what is and what was luxury?” and explores human being’s obsession with opulence through 350+ extraoridinary objects – including fashion, art, jewellery, design and furniture.

Running from October 30th until the 18th of February 2020, 10,000 Years of Luxury spotlights rare pieces from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel, Christian Dior, Balenciaga and more. It also offers a fascinating glimpse at what luxury has meant to a diverse range of cultures and people over the last 10,000 years. From the ancient Egyptians and Romans, to the importance of trade routes such as the Silk Road and ancient sea routes, to the introduction of the factory to luxury and beyond…

Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr
Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr

Some of the highlights of the show include the oldest pearl on the planet dating back to c. 5,800, the iconic Boscoreale Treasure (one of the largest collections of silverware preservered from Roman antiquity), an Egyptian gold necklace with fish pendants (circa 1550-1069 BCE), alongside jewellery, dresses and accessories from the likes of the world’s most iconic fashion houses including Cartier, Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent and more. There is also a special installation dedicated to the luxury of scent – Le Nuage Parfumé USO (Unidentified Scented Object) by Maison Cartier.

A must visit for all history, culture, luxury, fragrance, fashion, art and lifestyle buffs and enthusiasts, 10,000 Years of Luxury opens at the Louvre this Wednesday. Step inside with The Huntr’s exclusive preview pictures via the gallery below…

Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr
Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr
Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr
Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr
Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr
Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr
Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr
Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr
Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr
Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr
Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr
10,000 Years of Luxury Louvre Abu Dhabi
Step inside 10,000 Years of Luxury at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with The Huntr

10,000 Years of Luxury opens at the Louvre Abu Dhabi on October 30th 2019 and runs until February 18th 2020. Admission to the exhibition is included in the general admission ticket for the Louvre. To find out more, click here.


Reporting and photography by Bei-Bei Yang exclusively for The Huntr