Party time

Nicolas Ghesquière’s ten-year anniversary Louis Vuitton show was a major celebration
By Barry Pierce | Fashion | 6 March 2024

For some of us, celebrating ten years in our workplace warrants a nice Hallmark card and maybe a bottle of budget-friendly prosecco. For Nicolas Ghesquière, who celebrated his tenth year as creative director of Louis Vuitton womenswear this season, a casual little shindig was organised on the central courtyard of the Louvre with about 4,000 of his nearest and dearest in attendance. 

The show, the set of which was conceived by the house’s now go-to designer Philippe Parreno, was utterly celebratory. The show notes described the collection as an “exploration of introspection” that “bears witness to a decade of fashion.” Ghesquière was looking back as well as looking forward. The dresses that were printed with the iconography of LV luggage were very obviously throwbacks to the house’s history, but Ghesquière isn’t one to dwell. Over the past ten years, he has made LV his own and he continued that with this collection.

Bomber jackets and panelled trousers featured bias cuts and nicks that looked like Lucio Fontana had been let loose in the atelier and skirts looked like they were exploding from the bottom of t-shirts. Japanese-style wrap dresses were matched with strange leather hats and nearly every outfit was paired with a pair of furry gloves. With the myriad of styles and cuts in this collection, every woman can be a LV woman. Here’s to ten more, Nicolas!

GALLERYCatwalk images from Louis Vuitton WOMENS-FALL-WINTER-24