Fashion Shows - Women 03/04

Women's Fall-Winter 2022 Show

Nicolas Ghesquière presented his Louis Vuitton Women’s Fall-Winter 2022 Collection at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris on Monday March 7th.

Musée d'Orsay

The very first time a fashion show has been held at the Musée d’Orsay, Louis Vuitton’s Fall-Winter 2022 collection is unveiled in the central hall and Courbet Gallery, one of Nicolas Ghesquière’s favorite places. Contemporaneous with Louis Vuitton, back when it was still the Palais d’Orsay, the Maison’s founder must have admired it many times when delivering custom orders to Empress Eugénie in the Louvre, just opposite. With light gleaming in through its glass roof, Nicolas Ghesquière’s latest collection is showcased against the museum’s works of art without incorporating additional set materials.

I would like people to sense that it’s a collection without constraint, that’s focused on freedom of movement, ease, and total comfort even though it involves very meticulous work in terms of materials.


The Fall-Winter 2022 Collection is dedicated to youth, in hopes that it can keep the unresolved poetry of adolescence like a flawless garment – in all its vivid romanticism, inspiring idealism, hope for the future, for a better world, and its dreams of perfection. With a certain stylistic idea of adolescence, Nicolas Ghesquière designed a collection without constraint or restrictions, one that can be mixed and matched depending on mood in order to approach taste as a personal construct. Like the teenage years that allow one to forge character, the collection is based on the idea of freedom of movement and a youthful desire to customize everything.


This season, Nicolas Ghesquière’s collection explores the formative adolescent years, reconnecting with an instinct for clothing devoid of convention. Tops and scarf-skirts can be worn in various ways, while the idea of school uniforms is present with kilts, oversized cardigans and silk trousers. Modesty and mille-feuille dresses in chiffon and tulle give silhouettes a kinetic and fleeting, mirage-like effect, playing with the collection’s theme of freedom of movement. Speaking to a certain idea of adolescence, David Sims’ photographs from the 1990s are applied and embroidered, reminiscent of concert t-shirts or posters hung on floral wallpaper in a teenager’s bedroom.