Louis Vuitton hosted numerous guests during its women’s fashion show held inside the Louvre Museum. Celebrities such as Alicia Vikander, Cate Blanchett, Lea Seydoux, Catherine Deneuve, Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, Isabelle Huppert, Adele Exarchopoulos, Laura Harrier, Marina Foïs, Justin Theroux, Shailene Woodley, Amandla Stenberg, Nina Dobrev, Paul Bettany, Thandie Newton, Luke Evans, Urassaya Sperbund, Kelela, Spike Lee, Woodkid, Doona Bae, Mark Ronson, Camelia Jordana, Shu Qi, Hidetoshi Nakata, Zhong Chu Xi, Zhu Yilong, Natalia Vodianova, Rila Fukushima are among those who attended the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2019 show designed by Women’s Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière.
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Nomadic travellers in the spotlight for the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2019 Show
With a play on graphics and volumes, a series of conquering silhouettes set off on an adventure of pure sartorial exploration around the Cour Carrée in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Futuristic graphics contrasted with colorful floral prints and classic Monogram, contributing to a multi-layered allure.
In this highlights video, discover the new Women’s Collection, composed of souvenirs of expeditions to faraway lands.
A vision of the future as imagined by Nicolas Ghesquière.Invitation Fashion Show Ready to Wear Nicolas Ghesquière
A closer look at the new collection
Shortly after nightfall on Tuesday October 2nd, in the heart of the Louvre Palace in Paris, a brightly illuminated promenade sets the stage for the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2019 Show. This season, Nicolas Ghesquière embarked on an adventure of pure sartorial exploration, transporting us to a totally new, imagined world.
Classicism counterbalances exotic locales; the refinement of savoir-faire contrasts with the hardiness of nomadic equipment. The clothes’ reliefs create panoramas unto themselves; the confrontation of colours and motifs recount a tale of adventure. This absolute voyager conveys a world she has made her own. The Louis Vuitton House crosses and blends territories, creating an illusion of ideal geography.
Futuristic graphics contrasted with colourful floral prints and classic Monogram contribute to a multi-layered allure. The Maison's savoir-faire was evident in the details such as precise tailoring, sequin-embroidered mesh, and exaggerated sleeve constructions. Reinterpretations of Louis Vuitton luggage abounded, including top handled, suitcase-inspired handbags and exotic-skinned Petite Malles.Invitation Fashion Show Nicolas Ghesquière
Revisiting to the Cour Carrée of the Louvre, where Louis Vuitton's Spring-Summer 2019 runway show was held on October 3rd, 2018 (Hong Kong time).
The Renaissance façades of the Cour Carrée, one of the courtyards of the Louvre Palace, were progressively built in parallel with the evolution of the rest of the Palace until the 17th century. The buildings form a square of approximately 160 meters in length. Hence the name “carré”, meaning "square" in French.
The Cour Carrée is also situated next to the historical axis of Paris, known as the Voie Royale ("triumphal way"). This axis is a straight line of monuments and thoroughfares that extends from the equestrian statue of Louis XIV next to Ieoh Ming Pei’s pyramid all the way to the Grande Arche of La Défense, passing through the Tuileries Gardens, the obelisk of the Place de la Concorde, the Champs Élysées, and the Arc de Triomphe on the Place de l'Étoile .
View the Women's Spring-Summer 2019 runway show on louisvuitton.com, and discover additional insider content on Louis Vuitton's Instagram Stories feed and the House's official social media pages.Fashion Show Ready to Wear Nicolas Ghesquière
Inventing a new landscape for the upcoming Women's Spring-Summer 2019 Collection
A passion for travel is inherent to the Louis Vuitton House, but shall the creation of one’s own world even surpass physical voyages? The starting point of the new Women's Collection by Nicolas Ghesquière is the idea of mirages, fantastical shores that become precious memories for every traveller. Mirage, from the Latin “mirare”, means ‘seeing with astonishment’, perhaps an apt description of fashion's essential mission.Invitation Fashion Show Nicolas Ghesquière