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French luxury is about to hit New York, and hard. Tomorrow, Saks Fifth Avenue will debut its latest windows—all 16 of which are dedicated to Louis Vuitton. They'll be replicating the Paris Fashion Week show that took place in March, marking Nicolas Ghesquiére's first collection with the historic label.
"This is a coming out," Michael Burke, chief executive of Louis Vuitton, told the New York Times. "You never get a second chance to make a first impression."
Aside from your standard styled mannequin, the windows will feature aluminum shutters similar to the ones at the Paris show, the paper writes, that'll open and shut every fifteen seconds on a continuous loop. Behind that will be a digitized version of model Marte Mei van Haaster walking from window to window.
Louis Vuitton claims this is their largest display in an American department store, and it comes at a very important time—during New York Fashion Week. "The world will be in New York that week," said Burke. You want to put your best foot forward."
You'll be able to catch the display through the end of September.
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