French fashion house and luxury retail company, Louis Vuitton, revealed the location of its next Cruise show, in a recent announcement.
Scheduled to take place on 8th May 2019, the show will be held at the TWA Flight Center, situated at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The center went dark in 2001 and is currently under restoration as the heart of the 512-room TWA Hotel. The 200,000-square-foot winged masterpiece of mid-century modern architecture was created at the dawn of the Jet Age for Trans World Airlines by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, who is well known for pursuing exploration and experimentation in design.
The location acquired New York City landmark status in 1994 and was then listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the New York Register of Historic Places in 2005.
Louis Vuitton’s Cruise show will mark the first event to be carried out at the restored TWA Flight Center before it opens to the public on 15th May 2019. The TWA Flight Center, a sheer evocation of travel itself, represents an ideal close to Nicolas Ghesquière’s inspirations.
Similar to the ethos of the brand, Ghesquière will continue his architectural journey in the iconic 1962 TWA Flight Center, one of the world’s most ingeniously artistic airport terminals which observes an ethos similar to that of the brand.