Louis Vuitton Series 2 - Past, Present and Future

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Louis Vuitton launched its “Louis Vuitton Series 2 — Past, Present and Future” exhibition in L.A.



Louis Vuitton has brought its spring 2015 runway show from Paris to L.A. as a pop culture experience for everybody.

"Series 2" is an exciting and unusual interpretation of a fashion show for the Spring 2015 Women’s Ready-to-Wear collection, designed by Women’s Artistic Director, Nicolas Ghesquière. The exhibition`s main focus is to present the transformation of the brand`s and the designer`s past, present and to give a sneak peek to their future.


SAVOIR-FAIRE

Follow the crafting on an icon in real time. A visit to the heart of savior-faire, or artisanal know-how, reveals the secret of craftsmanship: only the hand can create truly exceptional objects. Inside the House`s workshops, following a passion for craftsmanship is the only guiding principle. How is an iconic shoe, dress or handbag made? Suffice to say that it takes more than one hundred steps to craft a single, "Petite-Malle", a precious object that requires unwavering attention. At Louis Vuitton, the length of time it takes to craft an object is never an issue: when it comes to true luxury, only time can reveal the whole story.




BACKSTAGE

48 models. 25 make-up artists under Pat McGrath`s direction. 25 hairdressers under Paul Hanlon`s direction. 40 studio staff. 40 dressers. One designer: Nicolas Ghesquière. Jean Campbell will open the show. She wears an embroidered white vinyl crochet dress.

The intensity of the pre-show ambiance comes through in a lush, high-energy and ultimately tender fresco by Jean-Paul Goude, a sublime tribute to the urgency that takes hold just before the lights go up on the runway. The iconic French photographer created this panoramic fresco to be a joyful, never-ending tribute to fashion`s creative effervescence.








ACCESSORIES GALLERY

"I have always loved creating accessories. For me, they are always connected to the collection, they hold an integral place in the creation of an ensemble, either juxtaposing or complementing the outfit. They take on the same intentions and have the same aim as the clothes. A silhouette is a complete look." - Nicolas Ghesquière

The gallery features model Marte Mei van Haaster`s avatar printed in 3D with accessories from the Spring-Summer 2015 collection. The accessories resonate with pieces from the Louis Vuitton archives like the shoe trunk that belonged to the legendary actress Greta Garbo.






Hugh Jackman, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Rosamund Pike.

The next stop for Series 2 is Beijing.