Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2016 Lookbook by Juergen Teller
By Kenneth Richard | The Impressionist
Before Kathryn Bigelow took home her gold statuette for Hurt Locker, she directed just a handful of films. One of her most interesting was a 1995 sci-fi thriller, Strange Days, staring a gritty looking Ralph Fiennes.
The plot was straight film-noir, but the tech, now that was something. Predicting a form of embedded google glasses that would record everything a person did, the world became inundated with first person entertianment experiences as seen through the eyes of the original person who performed the activity. Want to swim through the barriers reefs, place on your Oculus Rift like glasses and get wet, what to jump off a building with nothing more than a parachute, go ahead and jump from the safety of your living room. Surprisingly we are quite close to the world that Kathryn predicted in 1995.
Someone at Louis Vuitton obviously got the film, as their current Spring 2016 lookbook is aptly entitled “Strange Days.” The reasoning is in the reflection as with almost every photograph the viewer plays photographer, seeing the world through someone else’s eyes. Those eyes belong to Juergen Teller who captured his own subtle reflection in almost each shot allowing the viewer to feel as though they were the one shooting the voyeristic story. The result is a heady and reflective trip aligned with the technological theme of Nicolas Ghesquière’s Spring 2016 collection. Strange Days Indeed.