In a move that will surely only further fuel rumors that Nicolas Ghesquière has one foot out the door, Louis Vuitton staged its Fall 2017 runway at the Louvre — and not just at the famous museum, but in one of its sculpture galleries, making the artwork as much a part of the presentation as the clothes themselves.
That's not to say, of course, that the clothes were shabby; indeed, they held their own against the classic artworks. Stiff leather pants and jackets, bias-cut silk dresses and giant furs all played with oversize separates for a polished-yet-casual look. Ghesquière clearly thinks of the Vuitton woman as a professional with a need for luxurious wardrobe staples, like thick knits and lug-soled boots. On the accessories front, the classic Speedy gets a sporty-cool makeover with sleek materials and spare logos.
So if this was Ghesquière's final collection, he can sleep soundly knowing he would leave on a high note. Still, we're not quite ready to say goodbye — so fingers crossed there's still more to come from him at Louis Vuitton.
See the complete Louis Vuitton Fall 2017 collection:
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