Prada for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Have designer luggage, will travel.


For 2007’s The Darjeeling Limited, Wes Anderson enlisted Marc Jacobs, then the creative director of Louis Vuitton, to make period-style suitcases inspired by the company’s archives. For his latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which takes place in Europe between the wars, Anderson commissioned Miuccia Prada to create a 21-piece set for the characters Madame D. (Tilda Swinton) and M. Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). Based on designs from the ’20s and ’30s, when Prada was predominantly a leather-goods brand, the luggage, which features turn-of-the-century finishes and a vintage Grana Paglia pattern, plays only a bit part but makes a lasting impression.

The Darjeeling Limited. Courtesy of the Everett Collection.