A closer look at selected details and season signatures from Nicolas Ghesquière's Spring-Summer 2018 collection, as seen from the front row.

During a visit to the Met Museum in New York, Nicolas Ghesquière was inspired by the notion of a perennial style while looking at eighteenth-century French aristocratic garments.

Thus the refinement of ceremonial dress—the abundant brocade, fine embroidery, and exceeding delicacy of period clothing—blends with the dynamic yet casual modernity of clothes today. An elaborate tail coat can drape harmoniously over tapered trousers, and a melancholic dress can flow beautifully down to sneakers from another world.

In this delicate style the House skips across time and dovetails the ages.

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Fashion Show Ready to wear Nicolas Ghesquière