Vuitton’s artistic director of women’s collections Nicolas Ghesquière is one of the rare birds to set the tone each season. In March, under the dome at the Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton, the creative director trotted out his takes on the traditional LV trunk. The hard handbags are a riff on the iconic travel boxes, scaled down from over-sized luggage cases to portable carry-ons.
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Celebrity front-row guests Michelle Williams, Jennifer Connelly and Catherine Deneuve seemed to appreciate Ghesquière’s quirky twists, including a transparent plexiglass version. Vuitton’s luxury handbag collection for 2015 uses tweeds, patterns, motifs, metallic malletage and the ubiquitous monogram reinvented.
After the show, guests were invited to take a look around the Bois de Boulogne’s Fondation Louis Vuitton, Frank Gehry’s latest European chef d’oeuvre.