By Sofia Yarberry
One of Palm Spring’s architectural gems became the stage of Louis Vuitton’s latest line just this past weekend.
The 2016 Women’s Cruise Collection debuted at the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate. The estate was designed by American architect John Lautner in the early 1970’s and is the biggest property he ever designed (a massive 23,366 sq ft.)— it remains the biggest home in Palm Springs (and is currently for sale for $25M!). With Lautner’s iconic space-age style this was the perfect platform for Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere’s modern sci-fi styled collection to hit the runway. Although Palm Springs may have been known as an “old Hollywood” stomping ground it seems that new Hollywood is making themselves right at home. Kanye, Selena Gomez, and Gia Coppola were in attendance along with Grimes who DJ’d the event’s after party. Some local Palm Springs businesses were also involved in making this high fashion production possible.
Many of the attendees were put up at one of the trendiest Palm Springs hotels: The Parker.
Copley’s, once upon a time Cary Grant’s guesthouse, was Louis Vuitton’s restaurant of choice to host a VIP dinner party. Bodi Deli— a small business based in Palm Springs, collaborated with Louis Vuitton to release a spa collection (lotion, body wash, etc.) sporting the unmistakable Louis Vuitton logo. Louis Vuitton’s choice of Palm Springs as the location for one of their biggest events of the season puts Palm Springs on the map as one of the world’s most fashionable destinations.