"Houston, we have a problem."
We did have a problem indeed: The Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 is over. If that's not the biggest problem in the fashion world, what is?
The show took place at JFK airport, more specifically in the renovated TWA Flight centre, which was closed since 2001.
Ready for Take-off
When asked about why choosing to hold the show at the airport terminal, Gesquière said "I landed here when it was still open. I don't know if I can say how many years ago now,". "It was maybe my third trip to New York, so it was about the memory of the emotion of the first uncovering of the city. I think when you first come to New York, you have so much to discover; the images are so strong in your mind."
By recreating the condition in which Ghesquiere discovered the great city of New York—which was at the peak of its influence in the '80s and '90s— the designer offered us the ability to see with his own eyes, and be in his own (beautiful) shoes when he first set foot in the city, going to the point of renovating the closed terminal in which his (again beautiful) shoes ever stepped in.
"Ready for Take-off"
The collection was all about New York from its architecture to its citizens, and all about the New York power, (because after all, what can stop a New Yorker? Nothing). There wasn't an aspect of New York that wasn't explored, from the tall and imposing skyscrapers to the late light illuminating the New York's sky at night, to the Wall Street broker, to the dark atmosphere of Gotham City.
The show revived the memory of all those who lived the golden age of New York, where genders were mixed and when punk and disco fashionably cohabited in peace.
The Perfect Travel Bag
The cherry of the show was the new version of the iconic Louis Vuitton bags. As always, Louis Vuitton's brand prooves their step ahead in the accessory world.
While we were praying for the show never to end, Nicolas Ghesquière gave a new meaning to travel fashion, to the entire concept of Cruise collection (because it was collections made for travel), depriving people of any excuses to dress in anything less than full, head to toe, Louis Vuitton.