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Design - Design for Invitation
  • Design for Invitation
    Kahan, Louis, born 1905 - died 2002
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Design for Invitation

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Melbourne (made)

  • Date:

    1989 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kahan, Louis, born 1905 - died 2002 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed on gloss coated paper using foil blocking technique.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Louis Kahan

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 47

The original design for Le Louvre artwork does not survive, the various printed designs represent Kahan’s commercial illustration activity and his continuing connections with fashion, where he started his career. The designs were created for his lifelong friend Miss Lillian Wightman, who was founder of the Melbourne fashion boutique.

Physical description

Unfolded invitation of a printed design of an elaborate border around text 'Le Louvre Melbourne', in gold foil on white paper. The inside of the card has details of invitation to collection launch, in black italic text.

Place of Origin

Melbourne (made)


1989 (printed)


Kahan, Louis, born 1905 - died 2002 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Printed on gloss coated paper using foil blocking technique.

Marks and inscriptions

Le Louvre Melbourne
On front of invitation

Le Louvre
Spring Summer Collection
Monday August 31st 1989 at Le Louvre
74 Collins Street, Melbourne

Le Louvre 6501300


Height: 22.5 cm, Width: 21.4 cm

Descriptive line

Louis Kahan; Design for an invitation for Le Louvre Fashion Boutique in Melbourne, 20th century.


Paper; Foil; Ink






Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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