Nicolas Ghesquiére’s cruise show for Louis Vuitton began with the quiet whispers of shock at the sheer beauty of the location, a curved runway created in comedian Bob Hope’s modernist home in Palm Springs, which left attendees in awe.
By Jemma Walker
The iconic French fashion house’s guests were welcomed by futuristic models adorning colourful make-up created by Pat McGrath – however the aesthetic of the show changed dramatically from the moment the first model came into sight. Gone were the heavily backcombed hairstyles and rainbow faces; instead bare, natural skin glided down the spiral stairway and took to the runway. Soft feminine flowing maxi skirts and folk-inspired prints were mixed with strong leather dresses and contemporary printed co-ords – a fashionable vision of the future in the spaceship-esque location.
Louis Vuitton’s second cruise show’s aesthetic was met with a round of applause from onlookers and the view from the front row captured every delicate detail of Nicolas Ghesquiére’s creations basking in the Californian sun. Spring/summer 2015’s shapes continued with the modern addition of the body suit in what’s fast becoming the creative director’s favourite material – printed leather. Here’s a glimpse of the star-studded front row that included Miranda Kerr, Selena Gomez and Kanye West.
If you missed the live streaming of Louis Vuitton’s cruise collection, watch the 15-minute show now: