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Palm Springs, CA (USA) - It was a heady mix of
high fashion and architecture when luxury label Louis Vuitton
presented its latest resort collection at the iconic estate of comedian
Bob Hope, high above the desert floor in Palm Springs, California.
The architectural landmark, a concrete structure with circular and
futuristic shapes designed by American John Lautner in 1973, was the
perfect backdrop for Nicolas Ghesquière's modernist collection for the
Models walked their way down a circular staircase to strut the catwalk
poolside, weaving in between the rows of attendees who sat in a winding
pattern on benches placed on the lawn.
Pairing structured leather pieces like an asymmetric top or boxy studded
clutch with a flowing maxi skirt or pleated linen pants led to a
futuristic, feminine feel for the whole collection. The line remained
on-trend, however, by including current styles such as jumpsuits,
midriff-baring tops and chunky boots.
The mostly neutral color palette meshed perfectly with the desert
surroundings, but it was the exquisite detailing of each piece that
stole the show. Whether it was delicate eyeleting in a bold leather
dress, the shimmering panels on a seemingly simple top or a glimpse of
the signature LV pattern, the smaller features of the clothing added the
most character to the collection.
The show attracted an A-list audience of over 400 guests, including
rapper Kanye West, Selena Gomez, Michelle Williams, Marisa Tomei,
legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve, and many other celebrities
who flew in from around the world.