The Centre Pompidou Museum in Paris is an emblematic example of generational architecture, representing a captivating dialogue between a daring construction and a historic neighbourhood. Since its inauguration in 1977, it deliberately invited debate, a debate which evolved with the decades that followed. The recreation of this monument to modernity for Nicolas Ghesquière's Fall-Winter 2019 Show pays homage to the clash of the old with the now, a signature preoccupation of Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director.
The Collection that was presented against this backdrop speaks to a vision of fashion that is sure of its potential and knows with conviction how to proceed. The enthusiasm of youth creates a foundation of stylistic certainty. Nicolas Ghesquière described the Centre Pompidou and surrounding area as “a fascinating incubator of a neighbourhood. An incredible mélange, converging in the epicentre. The cliques, the styles, the life… I love that impression of a sartorial melting pot. Today, I’ve transposed it at Louis Vuitton: a House of multiple expressions."