Louis Vuitton presented its 2023 Cruise Collection at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, San Diego County, California. Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director of Women’s Collections says the extraordinary setting is a source of endless inspiration. The California sun was a guest of honor at the show, playing an active part in the evolution of the wardrobe. The unique West Coast sunset created a prism through the silhouettes, heightened by metallic fabrics. Desert tones amplified contrasts between structured looks and fluid draping, a metaphor for the interplay of technology and the earth.
Designed by Louis Kahn in 1965, this architectural masterpiece and source of inspiration for the 2023 Cruise Collection resonates with Louis Vuitton’s artistic ethos. It joins other exceptional settings that have been part of the Maison’s architectural journey in recent years: the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate designed by John Lautner in Palm Springs, California (2015); the MAC by Oscar Niemeyer in Niteroi, Brazil (2016); the Miho Museum by Ieoh Ming Pei outside Kyoto, Japan (2017); and the TWA Flight Center by Eero Saarinen at JFK airport in New York (2019).