Fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquiere presented Louis Vuitton‘s Cruise 2019 womenswear collection at the Fondation Maeght along the aisles of the Miró Labyrinth, in the French city of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Louis Vuitton collaborated with the iconic creative director at large of American Vogue magazine Grace Coddington, who for the collection designed a line of accessories.
“Garments are a powerful means of expression: a free-form artwork, sometimes antagonistic, but that creates a unique picture. Unconventional marriages of style, referencing the couture of a century ago, harmonize with the present day. For Cruise 19, Louis Vuitton shakes up its codes. The collection meanders through the extraordinary Joan Miró labyrinth, complementing this unique maze.“
“I’ve known this place for twenty-five years and I love coming here regularly. It has a beautiful family history, a particular story about passionate gallerists who, along with all the artists for whom they were both friends and patrons, invented an extraordinary place for artistic dialogue. You can see in these enduring works all their complicity and artistic flow. It’s an intelligent, beautiful site. A place that has spirit, installations have a special rapport with nature and the seasons.” — Nicolas Ghesquiere on why he chose The Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation as location.
“My collaboration with Nicolas and his team at Louis Vuitton has been so much fun. I hope it will be a dream come true for Pumpkin, Blanket and Nicolas’ dog – it certainly is for me. It started with our love for animals, it’s where Nicolas and I really connect beyond fashion” – Grace Coddington. The exclusive capsule collection will be available in October 2018.