For Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2023 collection, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière chose to stage it at the Louis Kahn-designed Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego.
According to an interview, Ghesquière said that “Louis Kahn imagined a place of serenity and reflection, taking inspiration from monasteries and artistic retreats. [But] beyond the very impressive site, this place holds enormous meaning for the future of humankind. It’s a working institute, which is unprecedented for our Cruise show locations.’
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“The combination of the sun rays and shimmering water bathes everything in a golden hue, transforming all it touches into gold,” read the show notes.
The garments on display conveyed a jubilant energy, ethereal even, with silver and gold found throughout the collection reflecting the stunning sunlight as the models strutted won the runway. Elsewhere, armour-like tops and dresses complete with shimmering metallic knee-high boots bring to mind futuristic warriors in a sci-fi world.
Scroll through the gallery below to see all the looks from Louis Vuitton Cruise 2023.