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Editorial

At the Louvre’s Cour Carrée, a museum within a museum, Nicolas Ghesquière reconstructed the Centre Pompidou in Beaubourg, the fourth arrondissement, referring to the large square in front of it as a “melting pot of different tribes coming together” and “a place where expression is free to be”. The idea was to recreate those tribes in a mosaic of weaves, bright patterns and metallic decorations. A varied proposal of pieces ranging from densely printed mini-dresses with sculptural ruffles on the bust and shoulders to high-necked blouses tucked into pencil skirts or high-waist trousers and structured blazers or cropped jackets. Eclectic and daring, the collection also featured some striking accessories: black leather or Damier check beanies, big-buckled belts, bags of various types carried by hand, pointed ankle boots and chunky mannish lace-ups.