Brand closes Paris fashion week with collection steeped in affection for belle époque era
Louis Vuitton, the world’s biggest luxury brand, closed Paris fashion week with a collection steeped in sentimental affection for the city’s belle époque era of 1871 to 1914.
If fashion channels the mood of the times, it is striking when a house whose exclusive logo-stamped luggage has made it a global byword for aspirational living declares the past a more appealing reference than the future.
Especially when the designer is Nicolas Ghesquière, whose mood boards are usually a blend of science fiction costumes, Japanese anime motifs and landmarks of modernist architecture.
The collection was a love letter to a postcard version of Paris: the age of Folies Bergère and the Eiffel Tower, curlicued lamps on the banks of the Seine and art nouveau metro signs.Wearable and desirable: a love letter to Paris past from Louis Vuitton
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