A Decade of Innovation: Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton Celebration

As the highly anticipated Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2024-2025 fashion show approached, Paris buzzed with excitement over Nicolas Ghesquière’s remarkable 10-year tenure at the fashion house. Speculations swirled about notable attendees, including First Lady Brigitte Macron and K-pop star Blackpink’s Lisa Manoban, adding to the event’s allure.

True to speculation, both luminaries graced the occasion. However, the atmosphere outside the venue was subdued, with heightened security possibly dampening the usual frenetic energy. Inside the transparent tent in the Louvre Museum’s courtyard, guests were quickly seated, anticipation palpable.

The venue was enveloped in an ethereal ambiance as attendees awaited the unveiling of Ghesquière’s latest creations, with intermittent flashes of light overhead adding to the otherworldly atmosphere. Artist Philippe Parreno’s striking installation served as a centerpiece, captivating onlookers’ imaginations.

Echoing sentiments from his debut Louis Vuitton showcase, Ghesquière emphasized continuity and evolution, showcasing futuristic reinterpretations of classic silhouettes and avant-garde designs. From graphic sportswear to opulent embroidered jackets, each look exuded daring innovation. Notable highlights included Felix of Stray Kids in an embroidered white turtleneck paired with metallic track pants, and Brigitte Macron in a steel gray skirt suit with distinctive shoulder accents.

Despite the spectacle, Ghesquière’s decision to eschew post-show interviews left the collection open to interpretation. However, glimpses into his creative process were offered through Vuitton’s new YouTube series, providing a behind-the-scenes look into his visionary world.

For attendees and observers, the celebration of Ghesquière’s decade-long legacy at Louis Vuitton felt somewhat elusive, confined to the exclusive confines of the VIP section. Reporters attempting to penetrate the inner sanctum found that some experiences are reserved for a select few, echoing the age-old philosophical conundrum of perception and existence.