Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton SS18 Ready-To-Wear Collection

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For the Louis Vuitton showcase, Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière made quite an appearance.

Full-sleeved musketeer shirts were trapped under 18th century frock coats and long Louis XV waistcoats threaded in lurex brocade for a sparkly, electric majesty that wasn’t of our time – or a time we’ve ever known.

Ghesquière had visited the Met in New York and fallen in love with a collection of original frock coats from the Baroque and Rococo eras.

“What category of clothes can I explore to try to make a surprise with this flamboyant feeling?” The designer instinctively made the historical garments part of his contemporary urban world, he said backstage, by assimilating them into sportswear.

See the collection below.

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Photo Credit: Vogue


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