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Louis Vuitton Chooses the Louvre As Venue for Paris Fashion Week Show

The presentation will take place in the Cour Marly.
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Louis Vuitton is no stranger to mounting elaborate productions, having staged memorable runway shows season after season in breathtaking venues. There was last year's cruise presentation at Niemeyer’s Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum overlooking Guanabara Bay, and its resort 2016 collection debut at Palm Springs, where Louis Vuitton-clad guests feasted on a Mexican spread of tacos and ceviche. And of course, who could forget the signature Damier check collection's showcase at the Palais Royal in 2013?

Once again, Louis Vuitton has outdone itself with its choice of location for Paris Fashion Week's autumn/winter 2017 edition. The preview will be held inside the Louvre Museum's Cour Marly, the spacious courtyard typically flooded by natural light shining through its glass roof, and one of the museum's most popular spaces. The show takes place at 6:30 in the evening on Tuesday, March 7, on the last day of Paris Fashion Week.



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A regular day at the Cour Marly

We imagine that the venue requires minimal preparation for the show, with its impressive collection of 17th- and 18th-century sculptures such as the Chevaux ailes, or winged horses, statues of Greek mythology figures Daphne and Apollo, and the Fountains of the Nymph. Before being put on display at the Cour Marly, the works of art had been commissioned for the grounds of Château de Marly, Louis XIV’s residence. The royal residence housed gardens that championed architecture and art, and was built to serve as the Sun King's retreat away from the Court. The sculptures were later incorporated into the Louvre’s collection and placed in the Cour Marly, which was designed specifically to showcase works in natural light. The Cour Marly's architects, I.M. Pei and Michel Macary, wished to capture the sculptures' original environment.



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The Chateau de Marly

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