Louis Vuitton’s Next Cruise Collection Will Showcase at JFK Airport
For the very first time, luxury French fashion house Louis Vuitton will be hosting their next cruise collection show at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York. The brand’s womenswear artistic director, Nicolas Ghesquière took to Instagram to announce the news.
Designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen in 1962, the 200,000 square-foot futuristic structure features a wing shaped roof and large glass windows. The brand said in a statement:
“The TWA Flight Center, a sheer evocation of travel itself, is inherently linked to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to exclusive architectural discoveries, to its art of travel, and represents an ideal close to Nicolas Ghesquière’s inspirations.”
The architectural masterpiece was declared a New York City landmark in 1994, though was closed for restoration in 2001 and has since remained inaccessible. When it reopens its doors on May 15, the building will be the centrepiece within the TWA Hotel surrounded by eight bars, six restaurants and multiple retail outlets.
Ghesquière's elaborate choice of location comes of no surpriseas the creative visionary is known to favour some of the most obscure locations for previous shows. For Louis Vuitton’s 2018 cruise show, Ghesquière transported guests to the mesmerising Miho Museum, located Southeast of Kyoto in Japan.
Embedded within the depths of an afforested mountainside, the Miho Museum features a spectacular metal tunnel and a futuristic suspension bridge that overlooks the Shigaraki mountains. Showcasing the brand’s 2020 cruise collection at the TWA Flight Center this May only continues the brand’s ongoing architectural voyage.
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