The impermanence of beauty and the importance of character was at the root of Louis Vuitton’s latest women’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection. Presented yesterday at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris—a first time in fashion history that the museum has hosted a show—the new ready-to-wear line followed this excursion into freedom and expression, guided by youth.
“The Orsay is most honored to host the Louis Vuitton collection, a luxury house, born in the 19th century,” said Christophe Leribault, President and CEO of the museum. “The 19th century witnessed the birth of the fashion industry. Many artists immediately embraced its novelty. Around 1900, they created the myth of the elegant and spiritual Parisienne.”
The poetry of adolescence flowed down the runway, seen in garments and accessories by Nicolas Ghesquière that embraced movement, sophistication, and a balance of feminine-masculine dressing.
“Through its bold architecture and collections, the Musée d’Orsay resonates with me in so many ways,” added Ghesquière. “It’s a museum built on embracing innovation over time, be it through its iconic clock; once-radical technology, such as photography; paintings by modern masters, and its unique place in Paris as one of the most emblematic cultural destinations. I am truly grateful to be able to present my new collection at the Musée d’Orsay which has always been a genuine source of inspiration for me.”
Hope for the future burst from punky pairings, including loose-fitting button-downs paired with large ties and leather jackets, patterned pants and sneakers topped by sleeveless, high-low floor-length tweed tops that billowed from the waist, and dresses with pockets worn over a shirt and tie with sneakers.
In the domed rotunda, amid historic statues and sculptures, models walked in the collection’s latest looks to a fresh soundtrack, inspiring a hopeful future filled with personalization, self-expression, and a whole lot of style.