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Louis Vuitton Makes a Splash

Jamaica Observer   in 
May 11, 2015

THIS week, we decided to go overseas again, this time to Palm Springs in California where luxury brand Louis Vuitton lured a bevy of stars to the California desert to see its latest cruise collection by Nicolas Ghesquiere.

This, according to those in the know, was further evidence of the Los Angeles area’s rise on the world fashion scene.

An A-list audience of about 500 — from legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve to rapper Kanye West to LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault — trekked to the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate for the glittering event.

Their hair flowing in the wind, towering models strolled between the chairs set up on the estate’s patio, sporting long flared gowns in muted desert hues, with cut-outs at the hips, belts and studs, or lace accents.

Other models wore jumpsuits or rompers in patterns that sometimes evoked Native American fabrics.

The estate — a concrete structure with circular and futuristic shapes — is considered an architectural masterpiece dating back to 1973 and designed by American John Lautner.

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