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Takeaways From Louis Vuitton’s Resort Show in Rio

Models on the runway for Louis Vuitton's show in Brazil.
Models walk the runway at Louis Vuitton's Cruise show
Photo: Getty Images

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Though a number of luxury brands have taken to mounting their resort shows in increasingly unique locales and venues, Louis Vuitton's runway show on Saturday afternoon looked objectively lush. The presentation took place at Rio de Janeiro's Niterói Contemporary Art museum, a UFO-like building overlooking the water. From my stiflingly hot Brooklyn apartment, where I watched the live stream, I could almost feel the warm marine wind whipping my face. Almost.

To complement the futuristic setting — and the hyper-modern designs Nicolas Ghesquière has been turning out since his debut at Vuitton two years ago — showgoers' seats took the form of transparent and multicolored cubes, arranged in a snaking pattern that mimicked the twisted elevated walkway leading into the museum. That ramp, an unmistakable runway moment, was where Vuitton's models entered and exited.

While at least one editor must have been eyeing those cubes for their own home, there was a lot to like in the collection as well. For instance, these shoes that looked like some flip flops and a pair of Yeezys got together and made a baby.

Or this practical and stylish boombox-shaped bag.


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This show also offered a rare opportunity to imagine what Jaden Smith and Catherine Deneuve might say to one another while waiting for the show to start.

And, crucially, the collection included what appears to be the second coming of Taylor Swift's Vuitton Met Gala dress.

Taylor Swift at the Met Gala. Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Get on it, Taylor.