Today the action wasn’t at a freshly completed stadium, but at the Oscar Niemeyer–designed Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, an architectural marvel perched on a cliff that looks like it could have landed from space or emerged from the sea. It was the site of Nicolas Ghesquière’s third destination Resort show for Louis Vuitton.
This was the most athletic collection Ghesquière has done for Vuitton, and the most body-conscious, with lots of skin—designed for the Zendaya generation more than Deneuve’s.
Color-blocked dresses looked like deconstructed scuba suits, windbreaker parkas seemed spliced together from flags, and basketball shorts sported the house monogram striped down the sides.
Ghesquière showed a lot of sequined scarves, which were as much jewelry as they were accessory. And, bien sûr, there was no shortage of bags.
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