5 Things To Know About Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020
A little peek inside the magic
On Wednesday evening, Nicolas Ghesquière checked in at the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport for his Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 spectacular. From a superhero cameo to the guests' three-day experience in New York, here are five things you need to know about the show.
Nicolas Ghesquière’s sixth cruise show for Louis Vuitton descended upon the Trans World Airlines Flight Centre within the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
Built in 1962 by the Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen – perhaps most famous for the Gateway Arch, the trademark of St. Louis – the neo-futuristic treasure looks like something out of A Clockwork Orange and made for an ideal backdrop to the trans-historical, Sci-Fi idiosyncrasy that characterises Ghesquière’s work.
Having undergone major renovations, the centre – which closed for business in 2001 – will reopen as the TWA Hotel on May 15, giving airport overnighters an opportunity to experience the glamour of the Jet Age: Howard Hughes’ golden age of travel, when passengers dressed up to fly and transatlantic flights were fuelled by champagne and cigarettes in abundance.
As cruise experiences tend to go, the show was framed by a curated program for guests in New York, including an opening dinner at Waverly Inn, where napkins were embroidered with “I LV NY” hearts and wine glasses embossed with the Louis Vuitton logo. On the morning of the show, a boat with “Louis Vuitton Cruise” splashed across its side ferried guests around the Statue of Liberty, its maritime interiors covered in LV logos, from the crew’s custom-made uniforms to cushions and life rings.
After the show at TWA Flight Centre, guests made their way to MoMA PS1 in Brooklyn where the party continued until the early hours.
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