The fashion crowd will be forming a beeline outside Place Vendome today, where a Louis Vuitton store will open in the near future. The historical building is the venue for the house's spring 2017 show, a vision of Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquiere.
The creative director has been revamping things since his arrival in 2013 at Louis Vuitton, bringing a retro edge that has won the hearts of younger fashion crowd. The iconic bags, accessories and shoes have been getting their fair share of refreshment too - making the house as alive as it was two centuries ago.
In 1854, the first ever Louis Vuitton store opened at 4 rue Neuve des Capucines, a mere two steps from today's fashion show venue. “I thought it was interesting to catch the space right at the moment when there is that brutalist feeling inside. Basically the most beautiful gray box possible inside this most beautiful building. To me, this contrast is very interesting,” Ghesquiere said.
Catch the show live, starting at 3PM, here.