Louis Vuitton Resort 2015: “Once in a lifetime — it’s never to be repeated. You blink, you miss it.” So said Michael Burke, chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton, of the house’s cruise collection shown on Saturday night.
He was referring to the fact that it was the first — and reportedly the last — time the tiny principality would allow a fashion show to be held on the square in front of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, home to the Grimaldi family for more than 700 years. “In this day and age when everything is available to everyone, knowing that you’ve just witnessed a moment that is not to be repeated is very desirable,” Burke remarked, standing on the Place du Palais, where tourists flock to see the daily changing of the guards. Behind him stood a specially constructed glass box, stamped with an LV logo, where Nicolas Ghesquière had just presented his first resort collection for the luxury brand.