13 March, 2019 | Perceptions shift… In the Louvre’s Cour Carrée another emblematic institution rises for a finite moment. In this museal collaboration, Louis Vuitton converges on cultural territories.
The concept of Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton Women’s Fall/Winter 2019 Fashion Show alludes to the idea of being a “museum within a museum”. Located in the Cour Carrée of the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the interior and exterior scenography reference the architecture of the Centre Pompidou which sits only a kilometre away. Designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers and inaugurated in 1977, the multicultural venue rapidly became one of the most recognisable and popular modern monuments despite the considerable controversy surrounding it.
The Louis Vuitton Women’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection is an invitation to cultural references: “Refinery” sweaters and “Carcass” dresses.