On Wednesday, editors, buyers, stylists, and fashion fans made the journey to JFK Airport in the name of fashion—not to board Paris-bound planes, but instead to visit the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Terminal, which will soon be reopened as a hotel, where Louis Vuitton would show its 2020 Cruise collection.
In keeping with the backdrop, the looks Nicolas Ghesquière sent down the TWA runway (no pun intended) were a perfect ode to travel and the transatlantic mindset. The Parisian house exhibited clothes that nod to New York City skyscrapers in prints and construction—one model even carried a bag resembling the Chrysler Building—recall city lights in the garments’ hues, and reference iconic the Wall Street uniform. It was a collection fitting the landmark setting.
“I was lucky enough to have landed at the TWA Flight Center in the late Nineties,” Ghesquière said in a statement. “It was something I could never forget. This place was forgotten for twenty years, and now has come back to life. It’s like a sanctuary that’s been revived and seeing it enchant anew in a different iteration, as a hotel, is a great pleasure. It’s about rediscovering of an uncommon place that yet is a part of American heritage.”
See the full Louis Vuitton 2020 Cruise collection ahead.