The enigmatic location for the Autumn-Winter 2016 fashion show comprised a dome, a cube and a pyramid structure, built alongside the magnificent Fondation Louis Vuitton designed by Frank Gehry. The show universe was filled with tensions between seemingly opposing elements - future and retro, eternal and ephemeral, monument and ruin. The bespoke venue was filled with 57 silver pillars made from shattered mirrors and broken colonnades keeling over with concrete spilling out. A blue aquatic mood was offset by crisp white neon lighting and a constantly changing and evolving environment that reflected the story of the collection as it unfolded.
The setting for the Louis Vuitton fashion show.Fashion Show Nicolas Ghesquière Ready to wear
What becomes stylistic heritage?
For this Autumn-Winter 2016 collection, Nicolas Ghesquière accomplishes a captivating adventure through both time and the heart of the Maison Louis Vuitton, unearthing the glorious vestiges of a visionary trunk-maker and recasting yesterday's creations for today's tastes.
He defines a heroine who is always on the move, whose elegance springs from her dynamism. He forges heritage to better illustrate the present, in clothing that combines irrefutable classicism with the athletic vitality of a true explorer.
This Autumn-Winter collection moves through time, dissolving the borders of memory. It is a wardrobe that affectionately revisits the past, invents a confident present and defines a fluid mutable future.
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Personalities and Friends of the House attended the Autumn-Winter 2016 Show at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, closing the Paris Fashion Week on a high note.
Immersed a retro-futuristic setting, numerous guests attended the event, and Nicolas Ghèsquiere’s Autumn-Winter 2016 collection for Louis Vuitton.
Just a few minutes before the show unfolds, photographer Saskia Lawaks documented the atmosphere of the front row.
Among the personalities present: Léa Seydoux, Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Connelly, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Selena Gomez, Fan Bing Bing, Catherine Deneuve, Karlie Kloss, Jaden Smith, Doona Bae, Cecilia So, Rainie Yang…
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Imagery of the collection in the making with Nicolas Ghesquière and photographer Juergen Teller a few hours before the show.
In anticipation to the Autumn-Winter 2016 show at the Fondation Louis Vuitton tomorrow, here is a glimpse provided by Nicolas Ghesquière’s studio.
Make sure to follow the event on March 9th at 5pm, live on louisvuitton.comFashion Show Nicolas Ghesquière Ready to wear Photography
The set of the show was constructed next to the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
Over two weeks before the Louis Vuitton Autumn-Winter 2016 show, the location next to the Fondation Louis Vuitton started its transformation. A sphere, pyramid and cube structure comprise the set and hint of what is to come for Nicolas Ghesquière's new collection. Watch the construction of the set for the show.
Fashion Show Ready to wear Video Time-lapse