Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2020 Show Will Be Held At New York’s JFK Airport | Fashion News
Louis Vuitton will be hosting its next cruise collection show at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The French house is renowned for putting on very good shows in incredible and unexpected locations and this Cruise 2020 shoe will be no exception.
Nicolas Ghesquiere, artistic director at the house, frequently uses modernist buildings for shows, like the picturesque metal bridge runway at the MiHo Museum in Japan for LV Resort 2018 or LV’s Cruise 2019 at the French Riviera. He announced, this year show’s location, yesterday in an Instagram post.
The TWA Flight Center is a 200,000-square-foot futuristic structure, featuring a wing-shaped roof and tall glass windows designed by architect Eero Saarinen. It originally opened in 1962, but it was shut down in 2001. Now the building will reopen to the public on May 15, 2019, just a week after Louis Vuitton debuts its collection.
Ghesquière first announced the location of Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2020 show in a short clip posted to his Instagram last November, in which he put together a montage of all the landmarks Louis Vuitton’s cruise shows have been held at, ending with the New York City skyline. Now the brand will be the first to stage an event in the restored mid-century modern building before it reopens in May as part of the TWA Hotel.
“The TWA Flight Center, a sheer evocation of travel itself, is inherently linked to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to exclusive architectural discoveries, to its art of travel, and represents an ideal close to Nicolas Ghesquière’s inspirations,” the brand said in a statement.
The airport building also famously played the backdrop for Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. While we wait for May 8 to come, check out some previous LV Cruise shows with their beautiful locations here below.
The Venue of LV’s Cruise 2018 in Kyoto.
The Venue of LV’s Cruise 2019 at the French Riviera.