The TWA Flight Center at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport opened in 1962 at a time when air travel was perceived as getting luxurious and complete of glamour. Now, practically 20 years just after its closure, this iconic hub was the backdrop for Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2020 show, which took spot earlier this week. Inventive director Nicolas Ghesquière was inspired by this forgotten architectural gem, which is now getting revived into a hotel. Ghesquière when passed by way of the hub in the 90’s when it was nonetheless a functioning airport terminal. He mentioned it was an expertise that he could in no way overlook. Now, as the terminal is getting reimagined into a hotel, Ghesquière was inspired and enchanted with the revival. The Cruise 2020 collection encompasses every little thing that glamorous air travel represented back in the 60s and early 70s. The cruise 2020 collection celebrates the American fascination with international travel and French culture particularly, which is what produced New York the best city to host this show.
The collection as a complete was clearly inspired by the backdrop in which it was shown, with structured RTW pieces that are reminiscent of stewardess outfits from the heydays of air travel. The bags, and there had been a lot of, consisted of iconic shapes as nicely as new classics like the Dauphine, which was shown in the iconic reverse monogram as nicely as really a handful of novelty versions. The Alma was reimagined for Cruise 2020 as nicely, featuring a new chain detailing as nicely as a smaller leather tag embossed with ‘Louis Vuitton.’ The bags had been a bit additional playful than we ordinarily see from Ghesquière, with a single of the models clutching a bag that seems to be the top rated of the Chrysler Developing, a New York Classic. Verify out all of the bags beneath.
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