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Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière
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.
Notice's author : Alexandre Samson