You can always count on Nicolas Ghesquière to push the frontiers of design and, this year, he's taking the French luxury brand to Palm Springs for its second cruise show. Held on the palatial grounds of The Bob and Dolores Hope Estate, the futuristic building overlooking the entire Coachella Valley will be the backdrop for Ghesquière's hotly anticipated show.
“The Bob and Dolores Hope estate in Palm Springs, which was designed by John Lautner in 1973, is a symbolic landmark that has inspired me ever since I first saw it,” said Ghesquière in a statement. “I am delighted to present my Cruise 16 collection in this remarkable setting.”
Designed in 1973, the estate is a Palm Springs icon and is considered one of the largest estates in California. Built to resemble a volcano with three visor-like arches and an undulating concrete roof with a hole at its center, the building's distinct Desert Modernism style has cemented its place in the architectural firmament.
Of the maison's choice of setting, Michael Burke, chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton said, “This estate demonstrates an approach that mirrors our own: It is creative above all. It symbolises just as perfectly the harmonious union between the vision of Nicolas Ghesquière and the iconic spirit of the Maison Louis Vuitton.”