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Nicolas Ghesquière to Show Debut Cruise Collection for Louis Vuitton at Palace Square in Monaco

May 07, 2014 10:06 AM EDT
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Nicolas Ghesquière is about to present his debut cruise collection for Louis Vuitton, and he's selected a special show space for the milestone event.

On May 17 at 7 p.m., Ghesquière will show his collection in Monte Carlo at the foot of the Prince's Palace of Monaco, WWD reported. The event, which will be live streamed on the luxury label's website, will take place at the Palace Square, which is where tourists go to watch the daily changing of the guards ceremony. In March, fashion editor Vanessa Friedman sent out a tweet that said Louis Vuitton would travel to Monaco for to show its cruise collection, but nothing had been confirmed by the brand and very few details, such as time and an exact location, were shared.

Ghesquière's cruise presentation for Louis Vuitton will be the first fashion show to take place at the Palace Square, and it will be the first time the French brand has shown its cruise collection on the runway.

Princess Charlene of Monaco, who attended Ghesquière's debut runway show for Louis Vuitton in Paris in March, will also attend his cruise collection presentation later this month.

Ghesquière's debut collection for Louis Vuitton was well-received, so we expect a strong showing this time around as well.

"This initial collection tells a tale of expertise made possible by innovative techniques. It focuses on the highlights and remains open to interpretation. Living proof that today's 'timeless' was at one time seen as innovative. In this collection, the timeless is now," Ghesquière said of his fall 2014 collection in a press release.

Last year, Dior, which is scheduled to show its cruise collection in New York today at 6:30 p.m., made its runway debut in Monaco. For its cruise collection presentation this year, Dior will travel to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, following in the footsteps of Alexander Wang, who showed his fall 2014 collection there.

"We wanted the show to feel very New York, and the Navy Yard's view and space captures the city," a spokeswoman for Dior told WWD

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