Scene setting: Louis Vuitton’s A/W 2017 show (the final one of Paris fashion week, and indeed fashion month) could not have been held in a more memorable or Parisian setting: the Louvre. Guests entered the museum through its grand glass and metal pyramid entrance, before descending the spiral staircase and walking to its cavernous Cour Marly space. Designed by IM Pei and Michel Macary, the impressive glass-roofed courtyard features a host of 17th and 18th century sculptures which models wove around as the show – the first ever to be held inside the Louvre – began.

Mood board: Luxurious yet eminently wearable, Nicolas Ghesquière’s A/W 2017 offering featured ease-fuelled shapes, like gently flaring trousers and fluid slip dresses, some in paneled silk and with delicate ruffles and others in patchworked floral fabrics and lace. Opulent fur coats were offset against Ghesquière’s signature biker-inspired style, which included motocross-worthy leather jackets and skirts. This athleticism was emphasised in knee high socks with sporty stripes and a wetsuit-like finish.

Best in show: Ghesquière alluded to the classicism of the setting with a print that appeared on a knitted sweater and a sporty zip-up jacket, which resembled both the tire tread of a motorbike and the geometric pattern seen in ancient Grecian pottery. 

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