A cross-pollination of not just ideas but also of communities is central to Vuitton’s fall ’20 collection, which crisscrossed time to pair passementerie jackets with moto-trousers and skirts with mannish blazers. “I thought it would be interesting to extend my work to photography, to follow through to the end of the creative process and give the collection its final punctuation.”
Ghesquière wrote in a release. “In this portrait gallery, everyone is there for my own personal reasons, and I liked discovering new connections with people I knew already.… For me, moving into photography came from a desire to reflect the feeling we share when we’re working on a collection.” Maybe the designer-photographer mash-up is the 2020s answer to the model-DJ multi-hyphenates of the 2010s? Pierpaolo Piccioli did something similar for Valentino’s resort look book. Who’s next?