“A beginning is a very delicate
time. Day zero in the heart of the project, code-named GEHRY014. A ship
surrounded by a gigantic woodland, a ship made up of 3,600 glass panels
and 15,000 tons of steel, a ship that serves as an incubator and ignites
our fellow creative minds. Oh, yes, I forgot to tell you, today, October
1, the Louis Vuitton house wants to explore the ability to travel to any part of
the universe without moving. The journey starts here.”
That was the awe inspiring introduction to the spring summer show held at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
It was the first time that the Fondation Louis Vuitton, adjacent to the Bois de Boulogne, welcomed any guests in the newly minted Frank Gehry creation.
The structure big, bold and imposing was the perfect location for Nicholas Ghesquiere’s collection for the Maison. The collection, a cross between the 1970s and art deco, was perfectly paired with the location to supplements its strength rather than overbear it.
The pieces shown as part of the collection exuded a sense of artistic nostalgia but maintained a modern appeal. Leather trimmings were scattered on most pieces, as was a favorite overdressed look, sequins! Not to mention the stunning sky blue epi bags with a new LV buckle and the most coveted petite malle on the very top of our wishlist!
It was an honour, and a great pleasure to have been one of the few people invited to experience the Fondation before it was opened to the public on a perfectly sunny Parisian day.