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Louis Vuitton’s Resort Collection is Retro-Futuristic, Tough-Edged Chic


Photograph by Jackie Nickerson; Styled by Max Clark.

Forget about flimsy sundresses: Take a stand in body-skimming leather, mirrored embellishments and steel-toed combat boots. Nicolas Ghesquière’s resort 2020 collection, photographed for W at the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center (where the runway show was staged last spring), takes some of its cues from New York City’s architectural history. “On my first trip to New York, I was fascinated by the incredible craftsmanship of the Art Deco buildings,” Ghesquière told W. “I tried to go back to those emotions with this collection. It’s about a rediscovery of American heritage.” Here, a selection of standout looks from the collection, from festive, sculptural capes and jewel-encrusted party dresses to demure suiting. The golden age of travel may be over for the rest of us, but it never will be for Vuitton.

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Photograph by Jackie Nickerson; Styled by Max Clark.

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Photograph by Jackie Nickerson; Styled by Max Clark.

“On my first trip to New York, I was fascinated by the incredible craftsmanship of the Art Deco buildings. I tried to go back to those emotions with this collection. It’s about a rediscovery of American heritage.” —Nicolas Ghesquière

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Photograph by Jackie Nickerson; Styled by Max Clark.
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Photograph by Jackie Nickerson; Styled by Max Clark.
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Photograph by Jackie Nickerson; Styled by Max Clark.
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Photograph by Jackie Nickerson; Styled by Max Clark.
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Photograph by Jackie Nickerson; Styled by Max Clark. Hair by Shingo Shibata at the Wall Group; Makeup by Emi Kaneko for Chanel at Bryant Artists; Manicure by Jasmine Cameron for Chanel. Model: Giselle Norman at Ford Models. Set design by Gerard Santos at Walter Schupfer Management. Produced by Blayke Kogan at Rosco Production; Production Manager: Philippa Andren at Rosco Production; Photography assistants: Patrick Lyn, Romek Rasenas, Jordan Zuppa; Digital technician: Christopher Blythe; Fashion assistant: Stella Evans; Production assistants: Ewelina Nietupska, Haydn Hall, Ethan Greenfield, Benjamin Merker, Tyler Fahey; Makeup assistant: Rose Grace.