A Dozen Girls by Juergen Teller: Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton F/W 2014 at PFW
To celebrate Nicolas Ghesquière’s return to fashion, Juergen Teller photographed twelve looks from Ghesquiere’s first collection for Louis Vuitton at the brand’s Paris headquarters. The series, A Dozen Girls, features models like Maggie Rizer, Liya Kebede, Mica Arganaraz, and Julia Hafstrom.
Given Juergen Teller’s close relationship with Marc Jacobs, the choice of photographer is an interesting one. Hopefully, Ghesquière and Teller’s collaboration signals a partnership for years to come. As the note attached to the lookbook says, A Dozen Girls celebrates the timeless quality of Louis Vuitton. With this note, we look into the future for the countless innovative collections from Ghesquière.
This familiar wardrobe appeals to the collective unconscious, stirring our affective memory. We never tire of these perennial pieces: they are faithful friends. Eternally under their alluring spell, we delight in wearing them time and again. A peppering of original designs shakes up the cozy coterie: these distincly modern, strikingly stylish newcomers open up the much-loved wardrobe to new pairings and a landscape of possibilities.
LOUIS VUITTON is a land of contrasts. A time-honored and noble legacy is kept alive by a yearning for discovery and exploration. Coursing boldly and imaginatevely through the decades, LOUIS VUITTON refreshes the world of fashion with an untiring ebb and flow of retrospective and fresh perspective.
Glorious smooth, full-grain leather is contrasted with hybrid materials. Bold, bright colors are juxtaposed with muted halftones. Hand-crafted artisanal techniques are updated with a high-tech twist.
This initial collection tells a tale of expertise made possible by innovative techniques. It focuses on the highlights and remains open to interpretation. Living proof that today’s “timeless” was at one time seen as innovative. In this collection, the timeless is now.
Juergen’s Dozen includes: Maggie Rizer, Mica Arganaraz, Daphne Simons, Julia Hafstrom, Milou Van Groesen, Amalie Schmidt, Linn Arvidsson, Rianne von Rompaey, Julia Jamin, Marte Mei Van Haaster, Liya Kebede, Kirstin Kragh Liljegren