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Louis Vuitton closes Paris Fashion Week

Louis Vuitton closes Paris Fashion Week with a costume drama show at the Louvre

Last night, fashion month came to an end with the Autumn/Winter 2020 show by Louis Vuitton. After a month of shows overshadowed by the spread of the corona epidemic, Louis Vuitton created a spectacular show that made those present forget this thought – if only for a moment.

Although the Louvre was closed due to the virus, the famous museum once again opened its doors to the French fashion house show. With his show, Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière brought an ode to the development of fashion from the fifteenth century to the 1950s, through a historical costume drama. 

The French fashion house went back in time.

If it’s up to Louis Vuitton, petticoats will come back all the way. The well-known voluminous skirt from the 1950s frequently made a comeback on the catwalk, where it was presented in various colors and shapes, made from modern materials such as leather, satin, and plastic. In combination with modern tops and tough jackets, the skirt design gets a modern and portable upgrade in the year 2020 

Louis Vuitton closes Paris Fashion Week with a costume drama show at the Louvre

At the start of the show, a grandstand was unveiled where there were no guests, but more than two hundred singers dressed in rococo designs that seemed to come out of a costume drama. The Oscar-winning costume designer Milena Canonero was responsible for the looks. When the first models hit the catwalk, the choir began to sing songs from musician Woodkid and composer Bryce Dessner. ‘In fashion, the concept of time is radical. 

 Ghesquière represented the past, present and future of the fashion world in his show, by combining fabrics and silhouettes from the past with designs from today. A result of this formula was this jacket, a crossover between a tough biker jacket and a Baroque-like top. For example, beads and shoulder pads are combined with motocross-inspired shapes and materials such as leather and a wide fit finished with zippers.

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The classic luggage cases of the fashion house are one of the most iconic products from Louis Vuitton of all time. During the show, the trusted LV monogram suitcases were exchanged for minimalist variants finished with wood and metal. These were presented as the fashion house’s new handbag design, which can fulfill that function perfectly thanks to the new small size

Where Louis Vuitton previously followed the ugly sneaker trend, the established French fashion house is now venturing into the puffer trend. The puffers from Louis Vuitton contain different colors and futuristic shapes, resulting in a sporty yet chic vibe.

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