On the last night of a month of fashion weeks, Paris was lit up for the Louis Vuitton catwalk show.
On the last night of a month of fashion weeks, Paris was lit up for the Louis Vuittoncatwalk show. Sit down at your FROW seat and take a look at the FW18 Louis Vuitton show!
The clothes were “quintessentially French”, said designer Nicolas Ghesquière after the show, which re-purposed the sculpture galleries of the Louvre as a catwalk. “I looked back to the French women who surrounded me when I was growing up. The women who taught me to be the person I am today. There is a particularity to French women, and this is quite a strict collection, I think.”
This was a more traditional, ladylike show than is typical of Ghesquière, who in a stellar fashion career has pioneered an angular, futuristic aesthetic.
Ghesquière said he focused on real women because of the cultural shift around gender equality. “It’s a dialogue we have every day,” he said. “This dialogue about women is really important when you work in fashion.” Asked why this was expressed in a demure and ladylike aesthetic he responded that “sometimes we think to empower a woman means putting trousers on her. The women I dress don’t dress for men and they don’t dress like men. They dress for themselves and like themselves”.
Have a look at the full collection!