To the strains of Grigny’s suite de tierce, a 200-strong live choir, dressed in mid century fashion from past eras, sang to a fashion audience tired and weary from ten days of Paris Fashion Week; as well as a month of fashion shows around the globe. At this time of great uncertainty (and where health is paramount and the Covid19 virus is high on everyone’s alert), this finale show from Nicolas Ghesquière is proof that fashion can truly be an antidote and saviour of weary souls. The show was touched with a biker sensibility, spliced with a renaissance spirit. Panelled parkas gave a sporty toughness, while glitz came from liquid glitter tops making it a play of contrasts that Ghesquiere does so well. Smart suitings and pinstripes with a punch of metallics on the feet and across accessories, gave the collection a very postmodernist feel. The romance of this esteemed french house is never lost with delicious dresses. The giant crinoline skirts with ruffles & petticoats came from a bygone era, yet Ghesquiere thoroughly brings it to the now when paired with ankle pixie boots. The oversized bombers, a signature from Ghesquiere, added to the drama of this occasion and gave an edge to the collection which can be summed up in one word – sublime!
See all the highlights from Louis Vuitton Fall/ Winter 2020 below: