The Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 Collection delved into the long-running stylistic conversation between Paris, home of Louis Vuitton, and New York, one of the world's most fascinating cities. Artistic Director of Women's Collections Nicolas Ghesquière explored this sartorial exchange through a mash-up of New York City references. The legendary skyline has been transposed as prints on jackets while world-famous skyscrapers have been transformed into bedazzled handbags. The pinstripes of the Wall Street uniform take on a new form on draped silhouettes and graphic nods to Gotham City evoke the unique place that New York holds in the collective imaginary.
Take a closer look at Nicolas Ghesquière's Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 Collection, presented at the TWA Flight Center in New York.Fashion Show Cruise Women
Louis Vuitton presents highlights from Nicolas Ghesquière's Cruise 2020 Collection, shown at the TWA Flight Center in New York.
The dialogue between Paris and New York is a long-running conversation that Louis Vuitton began with the first trans-Atlantic crossings, and that continues today with the Cruise 2020 Collection, presented at the old TWA Terminal at JFK Airport.
On the one hand, there is America's historic fascination with French fashion and the Couture spirit. On the other, there is the foreigner's fantasy of the incredible city that is New York. Nicolas Ghesquière expresses this stylistic to and fro through outlines of legendary buildings transposed as sophisticated prints, clever embroideries, and dazzling brocades. Acid colours recall the brilliant lights across Manhattan, from Downtown to Uptown. Pinstripes poetically transgress from the Wall Street uniform while shaded silhouettes stir a Gotham City ambiance. This sartorial exchange revels in a mash-up of references, emotions and stories set against the unique backdrop of the world’s most imaginative airport terminal, in the world's most cinematic city.Fashion Show Cruise Women
A glimpse at the celebrities who attended the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 show in New York.
Numerous guests travelled to the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport for Nicolas Ghesquière's Cruise 2020 Show, including Emma Stone, Jennifer Connelly, Julianne Moore and Léa Seydoux. Also in attendance were Alicia Vikander, Cate Blanchett, Natalia Vodianova, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Marina Fois, Riley Keough, Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, Willow Smith, Itzy, Indya Moore, Robyn, Mark Ronson, Michelle Williams, Nina Dobrev, G.E.M, Doona Bae, Hidetoshi Nakata, Shu Qi, Lauren Santo Domingo, Urassaya Sperbund, Kelsey Asbille, Samara Weaving and Karlie Kloss.Fashion Show Cruise Women Celebrities
Louis Vuitton premiered prototypes of a new cutting-edge fusion of technology and craft at the Cruise 2020 show in New York.
For the first time, Louis Vuitton premiered prototypes of its most innovative "canvas", yet. Fusing cutting-edge technology with the Maison's signature savoir-faire, the new canvas displays moving images while taking the form of some of Louis Vuitton's most iconic bags.Fashion Show Cruise Women
Nicolas Ghesquière has transformed the landmark TWA Flight Center at New York's JFK Airport into a tropical oasis for his Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 Show.
Louis Vuitton's Artistic Director of Women's Collections shares why he chose the Eero Saarinen-designed terminal as the backdrop for his next Cruise Collection: "I was lucky enough to have landed at the TWA Flight Center in the late Nineties. It was something I could never forget. This place was forgotten for twenty years and now has come back to life. It's like a sanctuary that has been revived and seeing it enchant anew in a different iteration, as a hotel, is a great pleasure. It's about rediscovering an uncommon place that nevertheless is part of American heritage."Fashion Show Cruise Women