The exterior of the Louis Vuitton exhibit
Philippe Vergne and Lilly Tartikoff
Thomas Hayo, Rebecca Fourteau and Ellen Von Unwerth
Guests intermixed among the iconic designs at Louis Vuitton’s "Series 2—Past, Present and Future."
Nicolas Ghesquière and Rosamund Pike
It takes a lot to impress L.A.’s sartorial set, but in the midst of awards season, Louis Vuitton managed to do just that. Days after revealing its new flagship on Rodeo Drive, the luxury French brand launched its ambitious interactive exhibit, Series 2—Past, Present and Future, with a high-profile opening bash.
Guests like Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Williams, Rosamund Pike and Riley Keough entered the space—meant to be a modern interpretation of the women’s spring/summer 2015 collection—through a hallway filled with wall-size videos depicting models’ faces. As they made their way through the exhibit, they encountered areas dedicated to L.V. hallmarks, such as the brand’s signature travel trunk and coveted accessories, which were draped on mannequins in a stark white room to dazzling dramatic effect.
“I have always loved creating accessories,” said the company’s artistic director, Nicolas Ghesquière, who arrived at the soiree with legendary French actresses Charlotte Gainsbourg and Catherine Deneuve. “They take on the same intentions and have the same aim as the clothes. A silhouette is a complete look.” We couldn’t be more grateful for his vision. –Photos by Joe Schildhorn/bfanyc.com