The Louis Vuitton store on Fifth Avenue in New York is pretty impressive from both a shopping and an architectural standpoint — picture monogram for days and enough leather goods to make anyone die a happy person. In fact, the location on 5th Avenue is the largest Louis Vuitton store in the world.
So, that’s why, when you receive an exclusive invitation to the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015 Trunk Show — with a private appointment — you go. Upon exiting the elevator on the eighth floor, I was greeted with a glass of champagne and some tuna tartar hors d’oeuvres. I could already tell that this was going to be good. The floor was closed to the public, meaning that there were very few people and that I could view the collection without having to peer over others’ shoulders.
The First-Ever Cruise Collection By Louis Vuitton At The Palais De Monaco
Being able to see clothes off the runway in real life never fails to be exciting, as it brings back memories of the runway show and the magic surrounding it. For the 2015 Cruise collection, Nicolas Ghesquière (formerly of Balenciaga), chose to hold the Louis Vuitton show at the Place du Palais in Monaco. One of the most striking aspects of the show was the film reel of images of water flowing over rocks that were playing on video screens installed in the runway floor. The images of water went hand-in-hand with a collection that featured coral on several of the pieces. (Fairly appropriate for a cruise collection I guess!)
As I browsed my way through the beautiful collection, sipping on champagne and nibbling on tiny hors d’oeuvres, I pictured all of the fabulous places I could wear the pieces; a flirty silk miniskirt with coral motifs and a leather drawstring waist, paired with a cute pair of platform sandals and a tank top would be perfect for dancing the night away on a beach in the Caribbean. Oh, and that turquoise blue halter dress with the coral motifs and waist belt would be amazing for sunset cocktails on a yacht somewhere…
See every look from the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015 Show.