Paris Fashion Week unofficially culminates every season with Louis Vuitton’s show, which always is a sight to be seen. This season, designer Nicolas Ghesquière didn’t disappoint, creating an athleisure-meets-baroque collection that wowed. The looks were a mix of high and low, nearly each styled with elements of both retro ‘70s sportswear as well as intricate outerwear that seemed reminiscent of a Paris that existed centuries ago.
The show was staged in the Sully Wing of the Musée Louvre, one of the most iconic structures in all of Paris. Just as the museum itself marries the depths of French history with the more modern, new class (as most evidenced by I.M. Pei’s glass and metal pyramid that has been erected in the center courtyard of the Palais du Louvre), so too did Ghesquière’s spring collection for the design house. Louis Vuitton gave a sneak peek of their location in a video that was teased on their Instagram account, which you can see below.
Fresh faces and established names, such as Hilary Rhoda and Liya Kebede, walked the runway, but none of today’s “it” models made an appearance. The collection was rife with running shorts, leather pants, graphic tees (even one with a nod to Stranger Things, as the designer is known to be quite the sci-fi fan…), and boldly striped knits alike. Every single model walked the catwalk in sneakers that running-style athletic sneakers. Catch all the must-see moments here.
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