Louis Vuitton’s hilltop Resort show was as cinematic as it gets, with the Palm Springs sun beaming down on the terrace of the Bob Hope Estate, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s score from The Last Emperor pouring out of the speakers, and the models themselves looking like a band of windswept desert princesses in their maxi dresses. Nicolas Ghesquière had every reason to be beaming during the after-party that followed down on the valley floor. But he wasn’t the only one having a good time.
With upwards of 800 people descended on Palm Springs for the Cruise collection, Team Vuitton converted a corner of the Parker hotel into a mini amusement park, complete with bumper cars, photo booths, and a dance floor featuring beats by none other than Michel Gaubert. The arcade was a particularly happening spot. Alicia Vikander posed for selfies on Road Burners, and Susie Lau was a Dance Dance Revolution ace. At times the line for the Candy Claw machine, piled high with LV wallets and pochettes, was 25 people deep. More laid-back types preferred to linger by the fire pits, where the scent of funny cigarettes mingled with the mesquite breeze.
Things began winding down around 1 a.m. There were planes to catch in the morning for some, and for the lucky others, a hike in Palm Canyon followed by lunch at the Dinah Shore Estate.
—Nicole Phelps, Style.com