Today, on April 1st, French fashion house and luxury retail company Louis Vuitton announced on its social platform Instagram that Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 fashion show will take place at the iconic TWA Flight Center at New York’s JFK airport on May 8th. After the Monaco (Palace Square), Palm Springs (Bob & Dolores Estate), Brazil (Mac Niteroi), Japan (Miho Museum), and the French Riviera (Fondation Maeght), the fashion house’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere has chosen the iconic TWA Flight Center at New York’s JFK Airport, designed by the famed Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen in 1962, as the location for his next Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 fashion show taking place.
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From the dawn of the Jet Age to today. @NicolasGhesquiere has chosen the iconic TWA Flight Center at New York’s JFK Airport as the location for his next #LVCruise show taking place on May 8th, 2019. The Eero Saarinen-designed masterpiece of midcentury modern architecture has been closed for almost two decades and will be reopening after the #LouisVuitton show as the new TWA Hotel.
“A sheer evocation of travel itself, the TWA Flight Center embodies the spirit of exploration and experimentation at the heart of Louis Vuitton’s Art of Travel and represents an ideal that closely aligns with Nicolas Ghesquière’s core inspirations.” Louis Vuitton said in a statement.
Eero Saarinen’s historic landmark has been closed for nearly two decades. Since 2001, it has undergone many stages of construction. MCR and MO RSE Development have relaunched the magic of Eero Saarinen’s 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport. It will be restored and reimagined as a first class hotel with a retail store, restaurant, bar, fitness facility, museum, it will be reopening after the Louis Vuitton show as the new TWA Hotel and will open on May 15th.