Ensemble, Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière

FROCK COAT, CROP TOP, SHORTS AND PAIR OF SNEAKERS

  • Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière 

  • Twill label woven on the jacket and on the top, inside neckline middle back and on the shorts, inside middle back waist, leather on royal blue: "LOUIS VUITTON / PARIS".
  • Ready to wear, Spring-Summer 2018
  • Shaped silver brocaded with floral motifs, printed flower applications covered with a transparent coating and then embroidered with light blue, white, silver and grey silk thread. Gold brocaded covered with a brown and blue coated canvas pastille on a glittery grey background. Black leather lining Pongé de soie noir. Ivory silk veil. Light blue silk crepe. Silver plated metal. Silver and white nylon canvas. Carved white rubber. Black leather. Salmon leather. White cotton satin. Blue metallic polyester coating. Monogrammed silver leather. Monogrammed ochre on brown monogrammed patent leather.
  • GAL2019.20.1.1-5
  • Donation of Louis Vuitton - Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Nicolas Ghesquière, French designer appointed at Louis Vuitton in 2013, is known for his futuristic and dynamic aesthetic. Mixing noble materials with technical fabrics in geometric inlays, he did not hesitate to use the history of the costume to transpose its vocabulary into the contemporary cloakroom.

For Spring-Summer 2018, Louis Vuitton is inviting its guests under the Pavillon de l'Horloge of the Louvre Museum for a parade around the foundations of the medieval castle. Ghesquière bases his collection on anachronism: "How can we incorporate costume pieces into a contemporary wardrobe nowadays? ", he tells the press.

By donating the first silhouette of the parade, Louis Vuitton is offering the collection's manifesto to Palais Galliera. While the jacket is inspired by a French style jacket under Louis XVI, the bloused bodice is more reminiscent of Renaissance costumes. However, these historically inspired clothes are contradicted by mini shorts and sports sneakers.

The jacket has been featured in numerous magazines, including on the cover of the Harper's Bazaar UK worn by actress Michelle Williams in February 2018, and on the cover of The Stylist in April 2018. It was also worn by Brigitte Macron on March 5, 2018 during the gala dinner given at the Élysée in honour of Parisian fashion designers.

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Notice's author : Alexandre Samson