Celebrities were at the Pompidou, or weren't they?

03/18/2019

Designer Nicolas Ghesquière at Paris Fashion Week

Few fashion brands have the same power of gathering so many famous people at its catwalk shows like Louis Vuitton. Closing the fashion Week month, Nicolas Ghesquière recreated the iconic Centre Pompidou with its coloured pipes inside the Louvre Museum to present his A/W 2019 collection for Louis Vuitton.

All the famous faces at Louis Vuitton PFW AW19
Alicia Vikander and Emma Stone

All the famous faces at Louis Vuitton PFW AW19
Jennifer Connelly and Léa Seydoux

The fantastic setting for the star-studded event, a “museum inside a museum”, was constructed by the original architects of the modern art museum Pompidou. Louis Vuitton A/W19 collection was about the urban subcultures one might see at the Centre Pompidou and its artsy neighbourhood; each look was more eccentric than the other. Not an easy and conservative collection but definitely an exciting one!

All the famous faces at Louis Vuitton PFW AW19
Catherine Deneuve and Chloë Grace Moretz

All the famous faces at Louis Vuitton PFW AW19
Jaden and Willow Smith

The Louis Vuitton womenswear collection mixed the glamour of the ’80s; structured silhouettes with bigs shoulders and oversized lapels, sequins and loud prints, bandanas, bold makeup, with street style of the museum-goers and a pinch of the punk, gothic and grunge signature styles of the urban tribes that hang around the Pompidou.

All the famous faces at Louis Vuitton PFW AW19
Thandie Newton and Sienna Miller

All the famous faces at Louis Vuitton PFW AW19
Laura Harrier and Emma Roberts

Ghesquière compared his A/W 19 collection to the Centre Pompidou, which was “very much criticized at the time, but it has become central to Paris, to culture, to young people, to everyone who loves the future. Your eye gets used to something, and your taste evolves and change.” And he further explained: “I want fashion to be exciting, a place of discovery, to offer new shapes and be controversial. I want to do fashion that takes time to understand.

All the famous faces at Louis Vuitton PFW AW19
Karlie Kloss and Mark Ronson

All the famous faces at Louis Vuitton PFW AW19
Emma Chamberlain and Marina Fois

Photos courtesy of Louis Vuitton

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