Louis Vuitton made history during it’s Fall/Winter ’17 show in Paris by being the first fashion house invited by the Louvre to show in the famous Cour Marly atrium. Several hundred guests were seated along a multi level runway, dotted by the ancient sculptures as they overlooked Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière’s latest collection. Seated beneath the glass sky were all of the designer’s muses, from frequent ad campaign stars Jennifer Connelly and Michele Williams, to the newest generation of fashion lovers Jaden Smith and Sophie Turner, as well as French icons Isabelle Huppert and Catherine Deneuve.
Ghesquière focused this collection on building an all encompassing wardrobe for the Louis Vuitton girl, full of mix and match pieces for the woman on the go. Coats were shown in several textiles from shiny leather to patchwork furs and belted tweeds. Dangling chainmail adorned the chests and waists of several looks, standing as accessories in their own right. Silhouettes were slightly retro with center creased pants ending in a gentle flair just above the ankles the model’s black snub toed boots. The collection had a young, collegiate air about it, especially as the looks segued into knee length slip dresses of mixed patterns, looking effortlessly cool on their own, or with a fur stole wrapped around the neck of two models. Vuitton was the final show this fashion month, treating editors and guests to a once in a lifetime night at the famous museum, a fitting end to an elaborate season.
Written by LIZ KRAMSKY
Photos by GERSON LIRIO
Visual Editor OLGA SOROKINA