COOL GIRLS Ni­co­las Gh­esquière un­packs fem­i­nism of a dif­fer­ent kind. By Su­nitha Thayaparan.

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Ghat the Spring/Sum­mer ’15 col­lec­tions riff on ideas of fem­i­nism would lit­er­ally be the un­der­state­ment of the sea­son. Even Hol­ly­wood gave a dis­creet nod to the ide­ol­ogy with Gil­lian Flynn’s Gone Girl made filmic by cult direc­tor David Fincher.Fi How­ever, the cul­tural trope of the “cool girl”girl that Flynn al­ludes to – the girl­gir that is the an­tithe­sis of the “good“go girl” but who is as much h of f a fic­tion – some­how res­onates with the per­fectly evolved col­lec­tion Ni­co­las Gh­esquière presents, his third for Louis Vuit­ton.

One thing is cer­tain: Gh­esquière is qui­etly tak­ing his time. This is al­luded to at the be­gin­ning of his Spring show, which launches the sem­i­nal Fondation Louis Vuit­ton – the Frank Gehry-de­signed build­ing made of glass pan­els and steel that speaks to art and heart. A video is played and this lu­mi­nous ous line from Frank Her­bert’s Dune rings out: ut: “A be­gin­ning is a very del­i­cate thing.” When hen the Ba­len­ci­aga wun­derkind left that es­teemed med house af­ter 15 years to join what was with­out out doubt one of the most sought-af­ter cre­ative ive helms in the busi­ness of fash­ion, it was as if pun­dits ev­ery­where ere col­lec­tively held theireir breath. But that was in 2013, and now, in his third innings for Louis Vuit­ton, Gh­esquière is show­ing his true colours. Last Au­tumn’s ’70s aes­theti­cic is pumped up with vol­ume no bet­ter ev­i­denced denced than model Mi­randa iranda Kerr. She mes­merises es in lush kalei­do­scopic flocked vel­vet, the threads a riv­et­ing vet­ing Louis Vuit­ton Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

Jen­nifer Con­nelly, Catherine Deneuve, Ni­co­las Gh­esquière, Char­lotte Gains­bourg, and Michelle Wil­liams at the ‘ Se­ries 2 – Past, Present and Fu­ture’ ex­hi­bi­tion held in Los An­ge­les

Louis Vuit­ton Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

Mi­randa Kerr and Ni­co­las Gh­esquière

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