Louis Vuitton’s Cruise Show 2018

Nicolas Ghesquiere dreamt of having a fashion show at the Miho Museum when he first visited the site five years ago – yesterday that dream finally came true.

“I first saw an image of the museum in a magazine and asked my Japanese friends to take me here,” says the artistic director of Louis Vuitton womenswear. “I was absolutely amazed. The incredible thing about Vuitton’s cruise show is that it makes dreams come true. When we were preparing for this year’s cruise show, I knew exactly the place to do it.”

Ghesquiere knew that, like the previous destinations of Louis Vuitton cruise shows – Niterói Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Bob Hope’s Palm Springs home – the Miho Museum fitted the criteria for the French luxury maison, famed for its luxury travel luggage, to take its affluent, globe-trotting clientele on a dreamy cruise.

The Miho Museum, in the midst of Shigaraki mountains, was designed by architect I.M. Pei whose portfolio also includes the iconic Louvre Pyramid in Paris, where Ghesquiere showed his Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection.