For it’s second Cruise show, Louis Vuitton heads to Palm Springs, California.
For the presentation of its second Cruise collection, Louis Vuitton is travelling to Palm Springs, California, the cradle of modernist American architecture in the 1950s and 1970s. The show will take place on Wednesday, May 6th at 6:15pm in an exclusive setting: The Bob and Dolores Hope Estate, a Palm Springs landmark, designed by the great modernist architect John Lautner.
“The Bob and Dolores Hope estate in Palm Springs, which was designed by John Lautner in 1973, is a symbolic landmark that has inspired me ever since I first saw it. I am delighted to present my Cruise 16 collection in this remarkable setting,” comments Nicolas Ghesquière, Director of women’s collections at Louis Vuitton. “I am very pleased to welcome our guests to Palm Springs, the perfect symbol of the American Dream and the energy of the American west coast. We were immediately taken with this construction. This estate demonstrates an approach that mirrors our own: it is creative above all. It symbolizes just as perfectly the harmonious union between the vision of Nicolas Ghesquière and the iconic spirit of the Maison Louis Vuitton,” explains Michael Burke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Louis Vuitton.
Sitting on the top of Southridge and overlooking the entire Coachella Valley, this iconic and futuristic estate is hosting a fashion show for the first time in its history. Considered as the largest private estate in Palm Springs, it was designed for Bob and Dolores Hope, the famous comedian and his wife, who was a singer, by John Lautner, a renowned architect whose work in Southern California is celebrated for its technical prowess and spectacular, sensual and progressive lines. A legend among Palm Springs estates, it is also famous for its major architectural interest, so characteristic of Desert Modernism. The estate was built to resemble a volcano, with three visor-like arches and an undulating concrete roof, a hole at its center opening a courtyard to the sky.
The Louis Vuitton Cruise collection will be broadcast live on May 6th at 6:15pm Pacific Time (PT) on louisvuitton.com
ABOUT LOUIS VUITTON
Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality. Today, the Maison remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags and accessories that were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Audacity has always shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. In keeping with its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers even as it continues to develop new areas of expression such as ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories, watches, jewelry and the art of writing. These products are created with the utmost care and attest to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to the finest quality craftsmanship.
For more information: www.louisvuitton.com
ABOUT PALM SPRINGS
This sun drenched desert oasis is returning to its glory days as a Hollywood playground, a central gathering spot for modern architectural design aficionados, musicians and artists drawn by nature’s inspiration, and an increasing crowd of cool-seekers. Palm Springs, California lies on the western edge of the Coachella Valley, within the Colorado Desert and just two short hours from Los Angeles and San Diego. With year-round clear blue skies and stunning mountain vistas, Palm Springs is enjoyed by sun seekers from around the globe.
For more information: www.visitpalmsprings.com
Photos & Text by Louis Vuitton.