As two of Louis Vuitton’s ambassadors, Alicia Vikander and Léa Seydoux were captured by Albert Moya with the latest selection of the Maison’s New Classics, the collection of leather goods that have become modern icons. Known for their grace and strength, the two actresses bring their own personalities to the season's new iterations of the classic Capucines, the playful Twist, and the stylish Dauphine.
Alicia Vikander and Léa Seydoux are back in the latest Louis Vuitton Campaign for the New Classics, a selection of the Maison’s emblematic leather goods.Leather Goods Capucines Twist Dauphine
A closer look at the latest Louis Vuitton Women's Collection, in Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière's own words.
What is the inspiration behind this collection?
It reflects the somewhat forgotten period of the Belle Époque. Though relatively short, this period between the end of the 19th century and the First World War was one of France’s most prestigious. It was the time of Universal Exhibitions, such as the one during which the Eiffel Tower was unveiled. It was a time of excitement and tremendous change. It’s about revisiting all that. We wanted to explore notions about what’s outdated and old-fashioned, and nostalgia for a time we can only dream about, and how to make it all relevant for today. In particular, it was about looking at dandyism and these very particular snobberies that later would become what the world now knows as French elegance.
Please explain the accessories?
We have a new bag, the "Blade", which is deliberately very classic, with refined signatures that reprise elements from trunks and have inner gussets of bracket-like precision. The "Dauphine" bag is revisited in new shapes and materials. There are also transformable pouches that become little backpacks, change purses... We have revisited shapes recalling the Belle Époque. The shoes are flirty little moccasins with brightly colored patches. There are also brooches, flowers, cattleyas and other orchids with incredible colors, a nod to this romantic period.Womenswear Runway Ready-to-wear
See highlights of the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2020 Fashion Show that took place at the Louvre in Paris.
Nicolas Ghesquière turned to the Belle Époque, the culturally rich period spanning the turn of the 20th century up until World War I - as the starting point for his newest collection for Louis Vuitton. As a time of great excitement and tremendous change, it also saw the founding of Louis Vuitton, the building of the family’s Art Nouveau home in Asnières, as well as the Maison’s first travels around the world. Today, for his Spring-Summer 2020 Collection, the Artistic Director of Women’s Collections circles back to the pleasures of sartorial protocol, a certain kind of dandyism that blends styles and genres.
Harking back to the fundamentals of romanticism and transposing Art Nouveau onto clothing, Ghesquière construes a community that celebrates the enthusiasm of singularity. In this spirit, the collection adopts the evocative cattleya orchid as a sort of signature, worn on the lapel like the fanciful symbol of ultimate refinement. Louis Vuitton picks up the thread of its own history and brings together two nascent centuries, the dream-like dawn of the 20th century and the 21st century that yearns to remember it.Womenswear Runway Ready-to-wear
An overview of the celebrities who attended the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2020 Fashion Show in Paris.
Jennifer Connelly, Alicia Vikander, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, and Mark Ronson were among the many guests Louis Vuitton hosted at the Cour Carrée of the Louvre. Also in attendance at Nicolas Ghesquière's most recent show on October 1st, 2019, were Chloe Moretz, Ruth Negga, Laura Harrier, Samara Weaving, Stacy Martin, Catherine Deneuve, Doona Bae, G.E.M., Hidetoshi Nakata, Itzy group, among others.Womenswear Runway Ready-to-wear
At the Cour Carrée of the Louvre Museum in Paris, Nicolas Ghesquière stages his Women's Spring-Summer 2020 Collection against a stripped back set.
Dominating the space is a digital wall, projecting the artist Sophie's 2017 music video "It's Okay To Cry" in a version specially made for the occasion in collaboration with Woodkid. All the wood used for the set comes from sustainably managed pine forests in the Landes region of France (100% PEFC certified) and will be donated for reuse as part of a partnership with ArtStock, whose mission is to recycle and enhance the elements of artistic productions to preserve our environment.
Watch live from the Cour Carrée at the Louvre in Paris on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 1:30 pm ET on louisvuitton.com or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Linkedin.Womenswear Runway Ready-to-wear