The Best Looks From Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 Inspired By New York City | Fashion News
Yesterday evening, May 8, Louis Vuitton held its 2020 Cruise collection at the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport. It was the culmination of a three-day spectacular experience for guests who travelled to New York to attend the Nicolas Ghesquière‘s awaited fashion show.
The venue, the Trans World Airlines Flight Center within the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, was built in 1962 by the Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen. The center was closed for business in 2001 but it will reopen as the TWA Hotel on May 15, as a luxury building with many bars, restaurants, where guests can enjoy the time of travel, as it happened in the Jet Age.
For Louis Vuitton’s 2020 cruise collection, Nicolas Ghesquière was inspired by the beauty and features of New York city. “I think when you first come to New York you have so much to discover; the images are so strong in your mind”, he said. From his multiple NY travels he was able to build a collection with references from medieval to futurism interpreting New Yorkers and their city with his eyes.
From the suit-clad yuppie businessmen and working girls of the 1980s to its bedazzled Park Avenue ladies, its vibrant underground youth scenes and of course the all-empowering skyscrapers, but always with a French touch. “As a French designer showing here, I felt very free to express emotions and even clichés about the city,” Ghesquière said.
He also said he was inspired by Batman, “One of the ideas was Gotham City. I love the fantasy around New York. The dark side, too. Batman Art Deco”, he admitted, and as you can see from the total black look and the use of the lather, in every outfit on the runway you can see the NY idea of Ghesquière, it’s very clear. Check out the best and representative looks on the catwalk below.