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Paris in Palm Springs: see all the looks from Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016

Paris in Palm Springs: see all the looks from Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016

'70s meets sci-fi

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Nicolas Ghesquiere dazzled guests with a richly textured poolside showing

It was Little House on the Prairie meets Gattaca at the unveiling of Nicolas Ghesquière's hotly anticipated Cruise 2016 collection. With the futuristic Bob Hope house as a backdrop, the collection drew on a diverse array of influences: out came '70s prints, '80s shapes (not to mention multi-coloured make-up care of Pat McGrath), futuristic fabrics and tribal trims.  

Ghesquière made the most of the blazing Palm Springs sun, with models strutting precariously by the pool's edge as speakers encased in giant Perspex towers blasted Michel Gaubert's playlist.

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Looks ranged from thigh-skimming hotpants in denim, leather and intricate embroidery to perforated leather zip-down maxi dresses and suede colour-blocked coats. It wasn't all '70s tribal, though: sequinned jackets and high-shine snakeskin made a dazzling appearance too.

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