When architecture meets fashion

2 August 2017

From the Vuitton Foundation to the Prada Foundation, through the Palais Bulles or the Luis Barragán ranch ... Architecture has never been so inspired by fashion designers.

The Louis Vuitton Foundation

The architect: Frank Gehry

Inaugurated in October 2014 at the initiative of Bernard Arnault, the Louis Vuitton Foundation is a futuristic vessel signed by the architect Frank Gehry. A project he describes as a "glass cloud" in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne. Dedicated to contemporary creation, this building is a futuristic ship and is home to amazing art collections. Nicolas Ghesquière has presented several Louis Vuitton fashion shows since it opened.

The Palais Bulles

The architect: Antti Lovag

At Théoule-sur-Mer, the Palais Bulles overlooks the bay of Cannes. Built between 1979 and 1984 by the architect Antti Lovag, it was bought in 1991 by the couturier Pierre Cardin, who organizes large receptions there. Between sensual curves and a thousand portholes, Raf Simons decides to present the Dior 2016 cruise collection.

The ranch of Luis Barragán

L'architecte : Luis Barragán

Headed for Mexico. For her first Louis Vuitton campaign, actress Léa Seydoux poses in front of the ranch Cuadra San Cristóbal built by the Mexican architect Luis Barragán. A pink decor where geometric lines seem to triumph over the sun.

The Fondazione Prada

The architect: Rem Koolhaas

The OMA agency and its architect star Rem Koolhaas have turned this former Milanese distillery into a miniature village dedicated to culture. A veritable madness of grandeur since this gigantic center of art unfolds on 19 000 hectares. There is even a cinema among the ten buildings.

The Bleinheim Palace

The architect : John Vanbrugh

In the British countryside at Blenheim Palace, Dior House presented its 2017 cruise collection. In Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Blenheim is one of the country's largest castles, designed in a typically English baroque style, Architect John Vanbrugh at the beginning of the 18th century.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Niterói

The architect: Oscar Niemeyer

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Niterói, Guanabra Bay, Brazil, is an architectural UFO by Oscar Niemeyer. This jewel of town planning since 1966 has been a haunting collection of Brazilian art since 1966. Nicolas Ghesquière presented the 2017 Louis Vuitton cruise parade.

The mobile museum Chanel Mobile Art

The architect : Zaha Hadid

Mobile Art is a traveling contemporary art museum designed by the architect Zaha Hadid, led by Karl Lagerfeld and the Chanel House. Before its closure in 2008, the museum housed works by contemporary artists and moved to Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York.

The Repossi shop

The architect : Rem Koolhaas

Place Vendôme, here is a place completely redesigned by Gaia Repossi, director of the jeweler's creation, and the OMA agency of the architect Rem Koolhaas. Ultra-contemporary, architecture here plays the refractions of lights with the aluminum staircase serving the three spaces of the shop. In 2016, Repossi photographed his campaign in Villa dall'Ava, a glass house built by Rem Koolhaas in Saint-Cloud.

The Miho Museum in Japan

The architect :  Ieoh Ming Pei 

Inaugurated in 1997 in Shiga north of Kyoto, the Miho Museum is hidden in the middle of a lush forest. The ideal spot chosen by Louis Vuitton to present its next collection cruise 2018. The opportunity for the house to testify once again its attachment to architecture.

The MAMO on the roof of the Radiant City

The architect : Le Corbusier 

Each year, under the impulse of the designer Ora-ïto, the MAMO in Marseille invites a new artist to invest the roof of the Radiant City. In 2015, it was Daniel Buren who took the masterpiece of Le Corbusier. On this occasion, the French house Longchamp shoots its campaign spring-summer 2015, of which Alexa Chung is the muse.

The former house of Bob and Dolores Hopes

The architect : John Lautner

A masterpiece of the Desert Modernism by John Lautner, here is a house made of concrete, steel and glass. A residence in the heart of the Palms Springs Desert, built for actor Bob Hope and his wife Dolores. Nicolas Ghesquière organized there the parade Louis Vuitton cruise 2016, open sky.

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