PARIS: Louis Vuitton ended Paris trend week with one among its most chic exhibits, a “conflict of epochs” extravaganza on the Louvre museum that includes a 200-person choir in interval costumes that went from the 15th century to the 1950s. Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere employed Stanley Kubrick´s multi-Oscar-winning costume ace Milena Canonero — who dressed each “Barry Lyndon” and “A Clockwork Orange” — to place collectively a five-storey dwelling backdrop to the present, with music exhumed from forgotten 18th-century grasp Nicolas de Grigny.
“I wished the ages to treat one another and our personal,” the highly-rated French creator mentioned. He described his assortment as a “vigorous and sparky stylistic conflict” between the previous and the current. And he was pretty much as good as his phrase with sawn-off 19th-century pannier clothes matched with postmodern biker and ski jackets in one among a number of unlikely mixtures that someway labored.
Ghesquiere appeared to experience placing issues collectively that ought to not usually share the identical wardrobe, with a line of gorgeous bullfighter boleros topping racing driver-style trousers fits, and waistcoats out of the blue sprouting leather-based shoulder pads.
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The pin-stripe, which nonetheless clings on because the uniform of worldwide finance, was taken and transferred onto leather-based trousers, clothes, skirts and a waistcoat. The designer mentioned he was making an attempt to “do every little thing you are able to do with garments, to combine and match them” and discover new prospects with out the psychological model constraints of what ought to and mustn’t work. “This assortment is the exact opposite of the ´whole look´,” Ghesquiere declared. “It´s sartorial tuning,” each within the slang sense of flirting and discovering the fitting be aware, he mentioned.
In entrance of a sometimes starry entrance row that included Hollywood actresses Lea Seydoux, Florence Pugh and Alicia Vikander, he revealed new customised handles for the basic Vuitton Keepall bag in addition to new “mini cabas”. Ghesquiere had music for the choir — wearing costumes that ranged from Versailles in its pomp to the court docket of the Ming dynasty — put collectively by Bryce Dessner from the US indie rock band The Nationwide and French music video maker Woodkid.
He mentioned the piece, referred to as “Three Hundred and Twenty”, was additionally meant as a tribute to Nicolas de Grigny, on whose work it’s based mostly. A recent of Bach, his genius was not recognised throughout his quick lifetime, and he by no means received his music performed in entrance of French royalty on the Louvre.