Louis Vuitton Lands a Spaceship on the Louvre


It takes a certain kind of confidence to put a spaceship in the Louvre, to mess with one of the most sacred bastions of art and culture in the world. But that’s just what Nicolas Ghesquiere did when he presented his fall 2018 collection for Louis Vuitton.

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The set was erected in an old horse courtyard in the Louvre, one that hadn’t been in use for hundreds of years (donations from Vuitton will help to restore it). Sloping stone ramps flanked by menacing copper boars gave way to a Millenium Falcon-esque space ship-cum-runway platform. (I think that’s the right ship—I had to look it up on Wookiepedia. Don’t @ me Star Wars fans.)

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Ghesquiere has a long-running obsession with Star Wars—evidence of it has shown up in his collections since his Balenciaga days. He often explores themes concerning the past and the present and how they intersect. And you can’t get more past meets present than a spaceship at the Louvre.

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But the collection felt perfectly of the moment: easy separates like structured sweatshirt tops with A-line skirts, a series of lust-worthy flight coats (long shearlings, aviator jackets, pea coats, and peplum-hemmed jackets with pointy fur collars), they were pieces that made up a wardrobe, to be mixed and matched, thrown on without having to give it much thought. Because really, who has the time?

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