If there’s anything we know about the French, it’s that fashion is in their DNA. Defining French style is a near impossible task; a natural expression that no outsider could imitate. To borrow from their own expression, they have that ‘je ne sais quoi’; a perfect descriptor for this indescribable trait. The French just have it. And they also know they have it. Well, at least Louis Vuitton knows it.
Seeking to define the look that everyone is searching for, Louis Vuitton’s Women’s Creative Director, Nicolas Ghesquière used the classic Parisian scene as his inspiration for the Women’s Fall-Winter 2023 Collection. Held in the salons of the Musée d’Orsay, with the show designed by artist, Philippe Parreno and production designer, James Chinlund, the room was transformed into the streets of Paris, right down to the cobbled street runway with atmospheric sounds of cars honking, dogs barking and heels clicking by sound designer Nicolas Becker.
Strong yet feminine silhouettes were strutted up and down the runway; simple classics with the kind of detail you’d only expect from a house like Vuitton, showing the audience what the ‘Parisian look’ really is. Strong shouldered blazers, delicate slip dresses, casually draped scarves and cinched-waist coats.
It’s classic, it’s chic, it’s French.