Fact: it takes courage to close Paris Fashion Week. And that's exactly what Nicolas Ghesquière showed in his Louis Vuitton FW17 collection. Following the spectacles created by Dior and Chanel must make any designer a bit nervous, but let's just say that if you present a totally fearless collection, the message is loud and clear.
Picking out my outfit for this season's last big show was made a little bit easier by my surprisingly well organised dressing at the lovely Plaza Athénée (lesson learned after cleaning out my second dressing! :)), and the fact that this black-&-white Louis Vuitton dress was just perfect for my baby bump. To balance out the glam of the dress, I paired it with a black leather Vuitton jacket (don't you love the big shoulders?), a patched up bag and patent leather boots. I completed the look with a messy side part and low bun, and soft red lips.
The show was held at one of the most famous venues in Paris: the Musée du Louvre! Just as the Eiffel Tower, the glass pyramid in the museum's courtyard is an iconic landmark, and that's exactly where the show was held. Needless to say that, in between the dark sky peaking through the glass ceilings and the historic dimly lit classical statues, the atmosphere was pretty amazing. It truly was the perfect backdrop for the surprisingly diverse collection. With their thick wild curls, furry coats and sturdy boots, the models reminded me of fearless Amazons, ready to get whatever they were after. We saw lots of dresses and skirts; the slip dress was omni-present, but not your regular kind! The Vuitton slip dress was deconstructed and put together again, featuring a loose fit, delicate details, and an attached cape - you know, for some extra super powers. The colours ranged from nudes and camel to peach and pops of yellow and red, but it was the electric blue (as seen on a pantsuit that I must have) that stole my heart.
After the show, I curled up in bed with hot soup and fresh baguettes, to fully let all the beauty I saw this past week sink in. It was kind of emotional for me to experience PFW with my little plus one, and I'm so thankful to have been a part of it once more! See you next time, Paris!
ps: For those of you who are familiar with Chinese, we shared our highlights of the Dior show with Elle China, right here. :)