Louvre Museum turns into Centre Pompidou for the Louis Vuitton fashion show
Text by: Annarosa Laureti
For the FW 2019 Collection, the creative director Nicolas Ghesquière gives an homage to the Beaubourg and to what it represents: Culture, Art, Architecture and Innovation.
Situated into one of the Parisian historical neighbourhoods, the museum – described by one of its architect Renzo Piano as a “prototype, an artisan craft” – synthesizes in its own the clash between old and new, past and future.
Right over this statement, the designer has made a collection with plenty of cultural references: fluid shapes from defined shoulders and waists winks to the 80s and, at the same time, to a hypothetical futuristic space world.
Louis Vuitton woman knows what she wants and walks down the catwalk with a fierily step wearing ties and corsets.
A darker, icy color palette sees different and vibrant details: floral motifs appear over and inside coats and dresses with flounces; leopard inserts enrich collars, trims and shoulders; bright tones of yellow, red green and blue, referring to Centre Pompidou’s hues, are mixed up together over leather coats, shirts, sweaters and skirts’ prints; finally sequins enlighten evening dresses.
Bags represent the main collection’s features as well as damier motifs and the iconic LV monogram pop; the shoes, then, moves from small platform ones to flat ankle boots with buckle details.
The show was attended by several celebrities, such as Emma Stone, Léa Seydoux, Catherine Deneuve, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jaden and Willow Smith, Sienna Miller, Marc Ronson, Laura Harrier, Emma Roberts, Xavier Dolan, Natalia Vodianova, Karlie Kloss and many others.
Cover: Louis Vuitton Women Collection Fall-Winter 2019 2020 © Louis Vuitton Malletier – All rights reserved