Louis Vuitton Spring 2018 - Runway Review
October 3, 2017
Staged in the Louvre's Pavillon de l'Horloge, which opened just last year, Nicolas Ghesquiere's Spring 2018 Louis Vuitton collection was a history lesson turned tour de force of fashion all wrapped up by the Pavillon's lower floor, in what was once a moat that protected a medieval fortress. Combining the frock coats of the Louvre's royal palace phase with the modern day ease and sportiness of tourist attraction, the collection elevated athletic clothes and sneakers by considering how we incorporate pieces considered as costumes into an everyday wardrobe.
But rather than resurrect Marie Antoinette's wardrobe, Ghesquiere added straps to the bustlines of his corseted and beruffled dresses, morphing them into harnesses that that were worn slung. Paired with souped-up versions of 18th-century evening gowns, the models wore a new LV sneaker, a bounce in its sole with an ankle tongue and pull tab. Making the past look like the future, it had the effective result of creating continued desire -- "Stranger Things" concert tee and all.