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Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018

Art / Architecture / Design / Fashion

It is evident through the methodically selected locations of Louis Vuitton’s far off cruise shows that creative director Nicolas Ghesquière fancies himself not only a designer, but somewhat of an architecture connoisseur. From Bob Hope’s John Lautner-designed home in Palm Springs to Oscar Niemeyer’s Niterói Contemporary Art Museum in Rio, and the Foundation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the destination of Vuitton’s forthcoming cruise show on May 28th, Ghesquière’s highly intentional location selects are indicative each season of the collection’s focus.


Posted May 21st, 2018 By Colby Mugrabi

In the case of resort 2018, the designer opted for I. M. Pei’s Miho Museum, perched atop a forested landscape just south of Kyoto, Japan. While Ghesquière has been traveling to the Far East for decades, and often pays homage to elements of Japanese culture within his designs, the synergy this particular season between the show’s setting and the collection’s garments was layered with purpose and meaning.

While conspicuous cultural references were present in the model’s Kabuki-inspired makeup and the garments and accessories designed in collaboration with Japanese fashion deity Kansai Yamamoto, the most alluring looks were those with captivating contrasts that mimicked elements of the show’s surroundings. Just as Pei utilized rigid materials and geometric lines to render a serene oasis enveloped by nature, Ghesquière combined striking patterns, luscious textures and commanding silhouettes to create garments of unexpected ease. A standout collection by the French designer, filled with reverence and energy.

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Jack Mendenhall

Ochre Couch, 1975

Jack mendenhall   ochre couch   oil on canvas  1975

I. M. Pei

Suzhou Museum, 2006

Suzhou museum  i. m. pei  2006  suzho china

Kansai Yamamoto

Vogue UK, October 1971

Kansai1

Kansai Yamamoto

Dflnvlowsaii18o

Lucien Smith

Untitled (Camo Brown Magma), 2015

Lucien smith.  l  untitled  camo brown magma

Thea Cadabra

Dragon Heels, 1984

Dragon heels by british shoe designer thea cadabra in 1984

Hasui Kawase

Autumn at Saruiwa, Shiobara, 1949

Kawase hasui  1883 1957   japan traditional japanese woodblack printjpg

Kansai Yamamoto

20tmag kansai slide vn1f superjumbo v2

Carlo Bugatti

Large Extension Table, 1900

A large extension table  carlo bugatti  italy c. 1900

Dominique

Art Deco Gueridon Table, 1925

Art deco gueridon table  ca 1925  attributed to dominique

Emanuel Ungaro

Dress and Shorts, 1968

Dress and shorts  emanuel ungaro  1968

François Catroux

Paris Apartment

Fran  ois catroux s paris apartment

Infestation

Samurai

Infestation  an homage of the nintendo game metroid.

Jean Dunand

'Forêt' Screen, 1930

Jean dunand and fran  ois louis schmied paravent  for  t   1930

Lucien Smith

Hobbes, The Rain Man, and My Friend Barney Under the Sycamore Tree, 2011

Lucien smith  hobbes  the rain man  and my friend barney   under the sycamore tree  2011

John Kacere

Painting

Painting by john kacere

Rare Console Table

Saxony, 1825

Rare empire center or console table  saxony  1825

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

1970

Stray cat rock

Valerie Leon wearing a Biba Suit

1960s/70s

Valerie leon in a biba suit  1960s 70s

Yves Saint Laurent

Fall/Winter 1992

Yves saint laurent 1992
References
Jack mendenhall   ochre couch   oil on canvas  1975

Jack Mendenhall

Ochre Couch, 1975

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Suzhou museum  i. m. pei  2006  suzho china

I. M. Pei

Suzhou Museum, 2006

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Kansai1

Kansai Yamamoto

Vogue UK, October 1971

3 of 20

Dflnvlowsaii18o

Kansai Yamamoto

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Lucien smith.  l  untitled  camo brown magma

Lucien Smith

Untitled (Camo Brown Magma), 2015

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Dragon heels by british shoe designer thea cadabra in 1984

Thea Cadabra

Dragon Heels, 1984

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Kawase hasui  1883 1957   japan traditional japanese woodblack printjpg

Hasui Kawase

Autumn at Saruiwa, Shiobara, 1949

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20tmag kansai slide vn1f superjumbo v2

Kansai Yamamoto

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A large extension table  carlo bugatti  italy c. 1900

Carlo Bugatti

Large Extension Table, 1900

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Art deco gueridon table  ca 1925  attributed to dominique

Dominique

Art Deco Gueridon Table, 1925

10 of 20

Dress and shorts  emanuel ungaro  1968

Emanuel Ungaro

Dress and Shorts, 1968

11 of 20

Fran  ois catroux s paris apartment

François Catroux

Paris Apartment

12 of 20

Infestation  an homage of the nintendo game metroid.

Infestation

Samurai

13 of 20

Jean dunand and fran  ois louis schmied paravent  for  t   1930

Jean Dunand

'Forêt' Screen, 1930

14 of 20

Lucien smith  hobbes  the rain man  and my friend barney   under the sycamore tree  2011

Lucien Smith

Hobbes, The Rain Man, and My Friend Barney Under the Sycamore Tree, 2011

15 of 20

Painting by john kacere

John Kacere

Painting

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Rare empire center or console table  saxony  1825

Rare Console Table

Saxony, 1825

17 of 20

Stray cat rock

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

1970

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Valerie leon in a biba suit  1960s 70s

Valerie Leon wearing a Biba Suit

1960s/70s

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Yves saint laurent 1992

Yves Saint Laurent

Fall/Winter 1992

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