T Magazine (The New York Times Style Magazine) takes a look at how Palm Springs Modernism surfaced as the surprising and inspired theme of Nicolas Ghesquière’s 2016 Louis Vuitton resort show, which the designer presented last May at the Bob Hope estate, perched high in the foothills of the San Jacinto mountains overlooking all of Palm Springs.

Ghesquière, who took over as the artistic director of women’s collections at Louis Vuitton in 2013 and has long been obsessed with Modern architecture, airlifted his collection, his models and many of his clients to the desert, staging the show around the grounds and the pool of the Hope house, which was designed by John Lautner for the comedian and his wife, Dolores, and completed in 1981. The 23,000-square-foot house looks over Coachella Valley from its cement plinth like a giant concrete spaceship-cum-volcano. Ghesquière says that the presentation of his collection at this house was the culmination of a long fascination with Lautner’s outré landmark, which he first spotted 20 years ago on a road trip to Palm Springs.

Read Matt Tyrnauer’s article and view the photos, courtesy of T Magazine, using the link below:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/t-magazine/ghesquiere-palm-springs-modernism.html