Our Look into the Production Set-Up of Fashion’s Biggest Shows


By Sydney Lima | Impressionist

When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. But when I’ve finished, if the solution is not beautiful I know it’s wrong.

R. Buckminster Fuller

Instead of holding the 2015 show in the brand new Louis Vuitton foundation building completed just a year ago, designer Nicolas Ghesquière had another idea – to construct an even newer, geodesic dome right on their back lawn.

Inspired by the iconic architect, Buckminster Fuller, this dome is similar to the thousands across the world he has created since the early 60’s. His iconic dome design was first put to the test by the U.S government to create a lightweight and stable place for the marines to work and sleep; however, since then they have been adapted around the world as low cost dwellings.

The outside mirrored what was happening within as designer Nicolas Ghesquière’s clothing designs parallel Fuller’s genius architectural design of the dome, with its patterning and futuristic fabric and feel.

Below is a time-lapse of the making of the dome for the Louis Vuitton Fall 2015 show. We are sure Buckminster himself would have said this is most definitely right!

 



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