After an Influential Decade at Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière Takes a Victory Lap | Savoir Flair
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After an Influential Decade at Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière Takes a Victory Lap
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by Grace Gordon 3-minute read March 6, 2024

The collection is already winning effusive praise, and for good reason.

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From the halcyon days of Balenciaga to his 10-year tenure at Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière has long been one of modern fashion’s most gifted designers, one who constantly finds new ways to bridge the past and future. In celebration of his past decade at the storied French luxury house, Ghesquière hit guests with a wave of nostalgia in the form of a full circle moment. The typewritten note that he left on the chairs of his first show was back, this time with new words to commemorate his journey. “Ten years ago, you came to my first show for Louis Vuitton. I remember the feeling of “beginning”, the immense joy I felt to be among you. The joy is still here. 10 years later, this evening is a new dawn…”.

I love seeing a designer’s past ideas revisited and refined with a new attitude and a new outlook. This is what Ghesquière did exceptionally well for his Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2024 show. There were plenty of trips through collections past: the lean cut of coats juxtaposed against exploded ruffle skirts from Fall/Winter 2021, courtly frock coats inspired by Louis XVI, and high-tech athleticwear reminiscent of Resort 2017. All of it was freshened up rather than recycled. 

It was a familiar but welcome trip through Ghesquière’s most accomplished moments as a designer at the house. There were delicious slips that shivered with silver paillettes, prints that showed the elements of a classic LV trunk (like its hinges and handles), embossed gold lamé tracksuits, maximal furs, adorable beanies, fuzzy mittens, and wonderful bags adorned with a vintage patina that made them appear charmingly anachronistic against all of those futuristic techy looks. This element serves as a testament to Ghesquière's playful yet considered approach, injecting an added layer of texture and drama that propels the collection into a realm of tactile enchantment.


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I LOVE seeing a designer’s past ideas revisited and refined with a new attitude and a new outlook. This is what Ghesquière did exceptionally well for his Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2024 show. 

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