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Louis Vuitton’s Show Was Fit for a Sci-Fi Heroine

Louis Vuitton spring 2016.
Louis Vuitton spring 2016.

As it has been the past two seasons, the Louis Vuitton show was held at the brand’s contemporary art showcase, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and front-row fixture Catherine Deneuve was on the scene. So was Grimes, who may well have been the inspiration for the show, with its sci-fi elements, manga-inspired makeup, and holographic surfaces (not to mention the opening model Fernanda Ly’s cotton-candy hair). Some looks evoked cutesy cartoon heroines; others, Mad Max–style warrior women.

Photo: Rindoff/Le Segretain/2015 Rindoff/Le Segretain
Louis Vuitton spring 2016. Photo: Alessandro Lucioni/Imaxtree

Beyond the futuristic inspiration, the collection was about juxtaposing layers, and so Nicolas Ghesquière played with mesh and chain-mail overlays.

Louis Vuitton spring 2016 Photo: Alessandro Lucioni/Imaxtree

He incorporated logo moments in a subtle way, for example, running across the front of a leather jacket, or the side of a vest, or on a Borrowers-size Vuitton trunk.

Bracelets at Louis Vuitton. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/2015 Getty Images

Ring-bracelet hybrids were worn low on the wrists, resembling an athlete’s taped-up fingers. And his sandals sported platform lug soles.

Photo: Alessandro Lucioni/Imaxtree

Are you ready for the return of the bubble skirt? Ghesquière showed a few versions of the silhouette, along with low-slung board shorts. It’s official: The early aughts are back.

Vuitton’s Show Was Fit for a Sci-Fi Heroine