The avant-garde and experimental designer played on the safe side for his first collection for Louis Vuitton at the Cour Carree du Louvre where the space opened to bright sun and curious guests. Although the scenario was quite simple and classical compared to what we were used to from Marc Jacobs, with the clothes he managed to preserve the heritage of Louis Vuitton by adding the note of exclusivity and futuristic craftsmanship.
The autumn winter 2014 collection was opened by Freja Beha Erichsen who emerged in a black leather snap-front coat with a wide caramel-colored collar, carrying the new Petite Malle bag, and a miniature LV trunk at her fingertips. This was a perfect way for Ghesquiere to introduce his inauguration collection for LV. Everything about the presentation was simple and minimalistic, he even greeted his guests with a tender typewritten note underlining his joy and excitement to be the crucial part of LV philosophy as well as his portrayal of respect for Marc Jacobs.
The collection included slit skirts with tweed fusions and a metal studded floral print. Ghesquière created a new balance between the leather goods and ready-to-wear ateliers, basically showing us right from the start that the commercial aspect is very important for him.
In the front row, there were three generations of Parisian style icons from Catherine Deneuve and daughter Chiara Mastorianni to Charlotte Gainsbourg and her daughter Joe. At the end, everybody was excited even the fashion analysts are now more eager than before to see Ghesquière‘s future endeavors. The designer himself stated that he is so excited to have ‘a business partner and not being alone anymore.’
Kristina & Chi