Monday, May 19, 2014
Nicolas Ghesquières' exploit of the late sixties and early seventies seems to continue also in his second collection as creative director for Louis Vuitton and the Cruise SS||2015 season. His muse Charlotte Gainsbourg who attended the show in the Place du Palais in Monaco, might have influenced his research and he probably got inspired by some looks of her iconic mother Jane Birkin from that time period. One possible research image could have been taken from Vogue US 1971, in which a young Jane Birkin is posing for Patrick Litchfield in a pair of yellow fit-and-flare silhouette pants [left]. Not only the pants are similar to the Louis Vuitton Cruise outfit, but also the grommets of the military belt appear transformed into the perforated sweater at LV [right]. Ghesquières' longtime friend Charlotte Gainsbourg has endorsed very often his work for Balenciaga, and it appears that she continues to be a strong influence in his career.