This season, Nicolas Ghesquière explores the tension of opposing forces: present and past, construction and deconstruction, couture and casual, day and night. Embroidered ball gowns meet an urban wardrobe and formal wear juxtaposes with twisted humble uniforms. The collection also plays with size and shape, mixing elements to create unexpected forms, such as a pleated skirt that transforms into a cape. Light and ethereal, shredded chiffon Ellipse dresses with crinolines evoke Louis Vuitton’s early days, paying homage to the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Maison’s founder. In addition to the looks shown in Paris, exclusive pieces have been designed exclusively for the Shanghai runway, some of which display the Maison’s iconic gold chain and leather strap “Scarf Print”.