A New Belle Époque at Louis Vuitton
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A New Belle Époque at Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton started out selling trunks and luggage for travelers in the late 19th century. With travel at the heart of the company, it only makes sense that creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere gets to explore his penchant for time travel through his collections. He likes to reference looks from different time periods while still adhering to his futuristic sensibility.

For Spring 2020, he cites the golden age of the Belle Epoque and Art Nouveau as his starting points, a period coinciding with the launch of the French luxury brand. Plenty of late '60s and early '70s elements are also thrown in for good measure. This results in a few literal details like billowy bishop sleeves and Gibson Girls hairdos, as well as whimsical moments like a VHS cassette tape bag that's sure to fly off the shelves. Here's everything you need to know about the collection.

Cattleya Orchids

The Latin American flower was affixed on the chest and shoulders of nearly every look in a variety of colors as a "symbol ultimate refinement."

Billowy Sleeves

During the Belle Epoque, sleeves were full, shoulders were raised, and hairdos were big and short. Many of these elements were interpreted for this collection.

Sweater Vests

Colorful sweater vests in sequined zig zag patterns were fitted to the bodice and layered over flowy shirts.

Bright Prints

Acid greens, fiery oranges and bright yellows in bold patterns were printed on everything from outerwear to daytime separates.

Bowl Hats

White felt bowl hats with round rims were places on several models' heads as they stormed the runway.

Photos via Imaxtree