By  on May 10, 2019

Architecture is hard. Literally, and figuratively. Yet, the discipline is one of the more popular sources of inspiration cited by designers.

Louis Vuitton artistic director of women’s collections Nicolas Ghesquière has staked his own claim to architecture as an overarching theme of the French luxury house’s cruise collections and show locations. While other brands may dabble in deconstructivism or Gothic Revival, Ghesquière is a modernist through and through. Witness the who’s who of luminaries whose buildings have stood in as backdrops for Louis Vuitton’s cruise shows: John Lautner, Oscar Niemeyer, I.M. Pei, Joseph Lluis Sert, and Eero Saarinen.

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