Today Nicolas Ghesquiere took the Louis Vuitton cruise collection to the catwalk for the very first time. For such a grand occasion, an equally grand backdrop was needed and with the world’s starriest of stars currently holding court in the French Riveira the Palais Princier Monaco was, naturally, the perfect location.
When Ghesquiere showed his first collection for the legendary house during Paris Fashion Week in February, he certainly made his mark by showing his collection in a pared-back manner. And despite the swanky setting for the Cruise 2015 show, the same execution applied.
The stars arrive for LV (clockwise from left): Adele Exarchopoulos, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jennifer Connelly, Miroslava Duma, Carine Roitfeld, Brit Marling
Set within a glass box room, the catwalk was lined by swirling couches and only one row deep, such was the exclusivity of the event. With minimal seating the guest list read like a list of who’s who of the A-list with actresses including Jennifer Connelly, Adele Exarchopoulos and Charlotte Gainsbourg joining the likes of Anna Wintour. And, of course, being in Monaco, there was a touch of royalty too in the shape of Charlene, Princess on Monaco, who kindly opened the doors of her palace for Ghesquiere and his pilgrims.
The Palais Princier Monaco was the setting for the Louis Vuitton show (@drdidou66)
The collection, stomping down a video rock pool floor, ranged from bold '70s-esque wallpaper two pieces to dresses that could have been served in from the palace tennis court. If the wallpaper patterns were not seen in the attire they were given a supporting role in the accessories. High waisted trousers with exposed LV emblazoned zips also made an appearance, in the collections’ stand out colour, lemon yellow. In turn, each and every piece was either offset by lashings of leather or subtle layering.
Nicolas Ghesquiere takes his bow [Getty]
If today's fash-tivities are anything to go by it appears Ghesquiere is cruising along nicely at Louis Vuitton. See the full collection in the gallery above...