1. It took place at Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence.

Louis Vuitton went to the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence for its Cruise 2019 experience which fitted the collection perfectly.

According to a 2018 Vogue report, created in 1964 by the French art dealer family Maeght as a creative hub and showcasing centre for contemporary artists, the building was designed by the Spanish architect Josep Lluís Sert as a reinterpretation of a Mediterranean village. Like Ghesquière’s former cruise locations, the Fondation Maeght is a geometrical funhouse inside and out where every corner unveils a new unpredictable space and shape.

“The volumes of the statue were influencing my silhouette. You always have to fight with gravity when you’re creating clothes. You want the clothes to be light or suspended or in movement with the body of the woman,” Ghesquière said. The show took place in Joan Miró’s Labyrinthe, a life-size maze of sculptures behind the house overlooking the green hills of Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

2.A weather shaman kept the rain away.

According to a 2018 Vogue report, the hot topic of the Louis Vuitton show in Cannes was the weather shaman, who kept the flood that’s haunted this cruise season at bay. At least for the duration of Nicolas Ghesquière’s show outside at Fondation Maeght, which – unlike Dior’s on Friday evening in Chantilly – kept models dry.

Fresh off his royal duties in Windsor where he was reportedly responsible for Prince Harry’s glorious wedding weather, Louis Vuitton first enlisted the shaman’s services for its cruise show in Rio two summers ago, and again in Kyoto last year.

Rumour has it he flies private only, sends information back to his fellow shaman wife in Brazil and together they command the winds.

3. It featured a collaboration with Grace Coddington.

Coddington put her spin on the brand’s iconic monogram pattern,  with illustrations of her two cats, and of artistic director of womenswear Nicolas Ghesquière’s dog Léon. There are also patent leather bags in the cartoony shapes.

According to a 2018 Vogue report, the collaboration sees Coddington putting her spin on the brand’s iconic monogram pattern, scattering it with illustrations of her two cats, Pumpkin and Blanket, and of artistic director of womenswear Nicolas Ghesquière’s dog Léon. There are also patent leather bags in the cartoony shapes.

 

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