There’s nothing like entering the Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton on the very last day of fashion month to make you pick up your bruised and battered feet and actually appreciate the street style melee outside, even if it’s just because of the stunning back drop. And then there’s the crowd: Michelle Williams, Jennifer Connelly, Dianna Agron, Selena Gomez, Chloë Grace Moretz, Catherine Deneuve, Azzedine Alaïa and, of course, the #mostsightedcoupleoffashionweek, Kimye. It’s the kind of to-do that gets one’s fashion-obsessed blood pumping. Maybe there’s a reason the Parisian powers that be always schedule the Vuitton show as their grand finale?
Either way, it was appropriate. From our front row seat, well, the fashion was ripe for the picking. We mean, if any designer has a crystal ball into fashion’s future, it’s totally Nicolas Ghesquière. Forget the ‘60s, the ‘70s, the ‘80s (pick one to peg for fall’s decade obsession), Louis Vuitton was super-future right now. Even those iconic monogrammed cases (now a totable size and outfitted with pockets for iPad, phone and charger, too, FYI), got a metallic, space-age update.
And can we just say thank you, Nicolas (we’re totally on first name basis in our minds), for not going for the whole plunging to the naval neckline thing. Not that the whole collection lacked for glamour—the high-waisted leather pants (we were totally looking for a fall-appropriate version of spring’s denim pair—again, thanks), metallic knits and THAT sheepskin chubby that walked out on Freja Beha Erichsen. After finally seeing one of his shows in up close and personal we finally get the Ghesquière fan club devotion. And we’re ready to pledge.