The dialogue between Paris and New York is a long-running conversation that Louis Vuitton began with the first trans-Atlantic crossings and continues today with the Cruise 2020 Collection, presented at the old TWA Terminal at JFK Airport.
On the one hand, there is America's historic fascination with French fashion, with the Couture spirit. On the other, there is the foreigner's fantasy of the incredible city that is New York. Nicolas Ghesquière expresses this stylistic to and fro through outlines of legendary buildings transposed as sophisticated prints, clever embroideries, and dazzling brocades. Acid colors recall the brilliant lights across Manhattan, from Downtown to Uptown. Pinstripes poetically transgress from the Wall Street uniform while shaded silhouettes stir a Gotham City ambiance. This sartorial exchange revels in a mash-up of references, emotions, and stories set against the unique backdrop of the world’s most imaginative airport terminal in the world's most cinematic city.