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Unpacking Louis Vuitton Fall 2021 Ready-to-Wear Collection

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March 14, 2021

The collection designed by the designer Nicolas Ghesquière, who takes care of the French brand's womenswear, blends references to classic statues and pop colors, shimmering minidresses, and oversized jackets that are actual fabric weaves. A show also framed by ancient marbles and the notes of Daft Punk.

Contemporary gladiators, wrapped in the colored armor of oversized jackets and capes. Altogether, overlapping dresses that mix influences and references from different eras. From boots inspired by sandals tied to the slave to the marble busts that appear printed on the bags.

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The Louis Vuitton women's collection show is a journey through time, between successive archaeological layers. The collection bears the signature of the designer Nicolas Ghesquière. He takes care of the womenswear of the French brand while Virgil Abloh designs the men's collections. The show closes the Paris Fashion Week shows. 

Who Was Piero Fornasetti? 

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Born in Milan in 1913, the Italian artist whose unstoppable creative flair makes him unique in the artistic panorama. Exponent and visionary of industrial design's Italian culture. He is one of the few artists to be hardly traceable to a specific current. 

The foundation of his design and decorative arts atelier in Milan dates back to the 1950s. In the production of the high craftsmanship of furniture and accessories, his plates with a woman's face, trays, placemats, candles have become famous, all united by being straddling art and design a new and fascinating stylistic universe. 

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His Milanese home is today a fixed stop for every art lover. It is Fornasetti, therefore, to inspire the multifaceted collection that showcases the hand-painted images that have enchanted art and design lovers. 

Louis Vuitton unveiled the Ghesquière Fall / Winter 2021 fashion show in the Michelangelo and Daru Galleries at the Louvre. The collection is an aesthetic and creative dialogue that goes beyond time. Starting from Fornasetti to find its inspirations and linked to Ancient Greece. The collection, however, contains specific themes and works selected by the Fornasetti Archive in Milan. Nicolas and Barnaba Fornasetti made the choices.

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The Collection

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Attention is also drawn to the rich blend of different colors, textures, and techniques. Also, these combine the extraordinarily contemporary design of Ghesquière with the illustrated world of Fornasetti. 

The main elements are dresses in velvet, top printed in a shiny jersey. On these, we find Fornasetti drawings of ancient statues. Tailored hooded jackets, oversized outerwear printed with the famous motifs: architectures, locks, keys, and portraits. The iconic bags of the Maison immerse themselves in the artist's works in a new and exclusive version.

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Cropped leather jackets and bomber jackets, oversized printed puffer jackets, and more. This mix now in tulle skirts to be worn with boyfriend sweatshirt, now in 80's jeans and leather pants.

The mini dresses have a high collar and a full skirt combined with soft and voluminous over-the-knee boots; the vests come in puffer or tailored with streetwear details.

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The Louis Vuitton-Fornasetti collaboration mixes the unrivaled creativity and craftsmanship of Louis Vuitton. In addition to the magical, visionary representation of the Fornasetti world.

No surprise that he chose the Louvre museum for the parade (strictly behind closed doors). A place where time vanishes and antiquity interact with everyday life.

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