It was a big night for Nicolas Ghesquière: closing off fashion month & celebrating 10 years at Louis Vuitton

It was a big night for Nicolas Ghesquière: closing off fashion month & celebrating 10 years at Louis Vuitton

by CULTED
3 min

Not only did Louis Vuitton close off Paris Fashion Week, and the Fall/Winter 2024 fashion month season, but it also celebrated a very important moment in the Maison’s history: the 10th anniversary of Nicolas Ghesquière in his Creative Director position, with his debut collection presented a decade ago to the day, on March 5, 2014.

As per the celebration, the show gave us a retrospective offering that also looked into the future. The theme was set from the get go. The show took place in the Cour Carré du Louvre, where all Paris Fashion Week shows used to take place before the offering diversified within recent years, and also where Ghesquière hosted his debut show. A massive futuristic chandelier took centre stage inside the space (which hosted around 4,000 attendees, including in-house employees) blending tradition with novelty. 

This blend of past and present was felt throughout the clothing, too. Even after ten years, Ghesquière still manages to prove he hasn’t run out of steam nor ideas, giving us the luxury take on furries – not quite, but we like to think so. We saw many looks being finished off with statement furry gloves in an array of colourways, adding a youthful edge to the classic maison.

This new-age aesthetic ‘for the kids’ was also presented in the shape of bunny-ear style beanies and relaxed bomber jackets, though with a classic criss-cross pleating Louis Vuitton twist. This newness wasn’t just shown in the clothing, but also by those wearing it. The latest brand ambassador Felix, rapper and Stray Kids band member, made his runway debut, wearing an almost all-white look to match his platinum blonde hair.

Then, juxtaposing the youthfulness, Ghesquière embraces tradition, not only through his methods of garment-making, but also through literal retrospective work. Two hip-slit dresses in particular before images of the classic House trunks, on featuring the LV monogram, both of which have had their status further ingrained in popularity under his tenure.

We also saw classic Louis Vuitton by Ghesquière pieces, such as quality turtlenecks and shift dresses, that has been dressing millions of women in during his tenure at Louis Vuitton. Grandiose fur jackets, loose-fitting and beautifully-draped falt, round-sequin adorned dresses, textured and structured jackets reminded us of why Ghesquière has been able to thrive at Louis Vuitton for this past decade; his continual refreshment of the brand’s image that drives luxury forward whilst keeping his eye on the Louis Vuitton prize.

Of course, the accessories came to deliver, too. There were trunks, some adorned with a diamond-shaped grey leopard pattern, some with protruding triangle-shaped sides, others with the classic monogram in new colourways. There was also a new iteration of the Alma bag, seen in an all-black version with gold detailing including side zippers. 

It was an emotional night in Paris, waving goodbye to the Fall/Winter 2024 season, while also celebrating a titan of the industry, a pioneer of style, and a master of all things Louis Vuitton. Congratulations Nicolas Ghesquière, here’s to the next ten years.

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