The Best Looks From The Resort Shows

Resort Show Looks, Prada Resort 2020, Dior Cruise 2020, Chanel Resort 2020, Louis Vuitton Resort 2020
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Louis Vuitton Resort 2020 Collection
Chanel's train station, Dior's Marrakech adventures, Prada in NYC and more!

Designers get very #extra during the cruise collections, throwing giant extravaganzas in far-flung locations around the globe. Cruise, a.k.a. Resort, the season between spring and autumn whose clothes land in stores around November/December, has all the big designer names participating in these spectacles. From Virginie Viard's first collection for Chanel in the Grand Palais that was transformed into a train station, to Dior infiltrating Morocco and Prada coming to NYC, see below for all of the best looks from the season built for fabulous vacations.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Resort 2020 Collection

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Louis Vuitton carted guests all the way to JFK to show off the newly renovated TWA Flight Center, originally designed by the architect Eero Saarinen in 1962. But don’t expect some standard issue mod collection from the cool fashion master.

Louis Vuitton Resort 2020 Collection

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“I was lucky enough to have landed at the TWA Flight Center in the late Nineties. It was something I could never forget. This place was forgotten for twenty years, and now has come back to life. It’s like a sanctuary that’s been revived and seeing it enchant anew in a different iteration, as a hotel, is a great pleasure," says creative director Nicolas Ghesquière.

"It’s about rediscovering of an uncommon place that yet is a part of American heritage,” he adds of the locale, outfitted with jungle plants for the occasion.

Louis Vuitton Resort 2020 Collection

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The collection celebrates New York City in ways both overt and subtle, with glimmering jackets that looked like the Art Deco Chrysler building, and others with graffiti inspired New York City written out in the back.

Louis Vuitton Resort 2020 Collection

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Pinstriped suits gave a nod to Wall Street from the era that was decidedly the heyday of that famed money strip—the 1980s. Bermuda shorts and corsets provided an unexpected silhouette, and peplum skirts are making a comeback.

Louis Vuitton Resort 2020 Collection

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Trousers are belted, high waisted and slim at the ankle, paired with sequined black and silver cropped capes and velvet corset hybrid tops. Of course, there are bags that we need to get a closer look at; was that a screen on one of them? New York is nothing short of cinematic, and while this cinematic locale made an impact, the fashion rose to the occasion.

Chanel

Chanel Resort 2020 Collection

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Virginie Viard came out of the gate for her first collection with a bang. Or perhaps, it's more apropos to say she pulled into the station? The Grand Palais was transformed into a chic train station, complete with Chanel-ready destinations listed like Antibes and Rome.

Chanel Resort 2020 Collection

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The looks honor the aesthetic of Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, while putting Viard's stamp subtly throughout.

Chanel Resort 2020 Collection

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We're still getting to know her, but this Chanel girl has something very cool and bit mysterious about her—those all-over logos, those big bows, the mini skirts.

Chanel Resort 2020 Collection

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There was the iconic black and white combo, but there was also plenty of color; pink, green, blue, fuchsia, mauve and sky contrasted with deep bister, brown, cobalt, and navy. We're on board for all of it—literally.

Chanel Resort 2020 Collection

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Prada

Prada Resort 2020 Collection

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Prada came to NYC for the second year in a row and took on the classics through the lens of Miuccia Prada. Men's shirting is transformed into dresses and shorts. Plaid blazers are oversized, socks are ankle length, and there's a tennis sweater worth swooning over.

Prada Resort 2020 Collection

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Prada Resort 2020 Collection

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It's a subdued glamour—think swing coats, pleated midi skirts, and insouciantly flung scarves, all in go-to shades of navy, pale blue, "Multichromatic" brights, tonal hues, easy whites—the brand calls it the push and pull of dichotomies: "Rich and humble, "youth versus heritage", "uptown versus downtown." Prada girls will love it.

Prada Resort 2020 Collection

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Prada Resort 2020 Collection

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Christian Dior

Dior Resort 2020 Collection

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For its Resort 2020 collection, the French fashion house traveled to one of its most stunning locations yet: Marrakech. The Moroccan city not only served as host to Dior's latest runway; its artists and culture helped inspire and create the collection.

Dior Resort 2020 Collection

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The theme was "Common Ground," which it sought to achieve through a series of collaborations with several African artists, offering a fresh point-of-view from the storied French fashion house. At a time when the fashion industry is increasingly being called out for cultural appropriation, it was a risky move—but Maria Grazia Chiuri aimed for appreciation, not appropriation.

Dior Resort 2020 Collection

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The artistic director tapped Anne Grosfilley, an anthropologist specializing in African textiles and fashion, to consult on the entire collection. Grosfilley helped source fabrics and reinterpret signature Dior motifs with Uniwax, a local manufacturer from Ivory Coast.

Several pieces were done in 100% African Wax—made from cottons grown, spun, and printed in Africa.

Dior Resort 2020 Collection

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Chiuri also enlisted Grace Wales Bonner (a British-Jamaican designer whose work explores a hybrid of European and African fashion) and Mickalene Thomas (a contemporary African-American artist) to reimagine Dior's iconic New Look silhouette. -Lauren Fisher

Dior Resort 2020 Collection 

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