Louis Vuitton is known to pick eclectic spots for its cruise shows. From a blooming show in Japan for the 2017 cruise designs followed by a successful cruise show in 2018, the French marquee is now set to unveil the most-awaited fashion of the year at its Resort 2020 show at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport. Set to take place at the hub’s defunct TWA flight center, the event is touted to be a glamourous affair and will host some of the best from the fashion circuit.
As per reports, the airport terminal was selected by Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière for its midcentury, modern architecture and its overall old-worldly charm. It boasts of striking steel and concrete fixtures and is designed to near perfection (with wing-shaped roofs and tubed corridors) by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen. The LV 2020 cruise show will be held at the site on May 8, ahead of its opening as a fully functional 512-room TWA hotel on May 15. In its refurbished form, the transformed terminal will accommodate retail boutiques, bars, restaurants and more.
It is also stated that the TWA flight center has been defunct for almost two decades and will be operational for the first time since for the upcoming LV event. Commenting on the Resort 2020 show, Louis Vuitton in an official statement said: “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.” Can’t wait for this one!