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Front Row @ Louis Vuitton Fall 2018

Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director Kim Jones took his final bow at the brand during the Fall 2018 Menswear show on Thursday (January 18) during Paris Fashion Week. Of course, the front row was buzzing with a roster of guests, with everyone wearing LV—save for Victoria Beckham, who was naturally representing her own namesake line.

David Beckham: David delivered his signature steely stare and edgy sexiness with effortlessly relaxed flair in this monochromatic navy ensemble topped by a nubby, army-green trench and blinding white sneakers.

Brooklyn Beckham: Like father, like son; Brooklyn showed that good style runs in the family with this look that married the playful, youthful quirk of the printed word shirt and skinny, slouched trousers with a classic, tweedy overcoat.

Joe Jonas: Opting for a more experimental look, Joe paired this twist on a Hawaiian-print shirt with satiny joggers and platform sneakers for an interesting, directional style statement. Although, perhaps the look was calling out for a fanny pack, as well.

Neymar Jr: The pro Brazilian footballer brought plenty of his own stylistic attitude to this ensemble that was neatly presented in a sporty-stylish package. I like the addition of the metallic bomber to add dimension to the look.

James Marsden: How different do those white-sole sneakers look on James than Joe, when paired off with this sharp selection of well-fitted separates that were preppy-handsome in all the right ways.

Xavier Dolan: At first glance, this may seem like a standard navy suit. But, the devil was in the details of this clever, tailored ensemble—from the exposed seaming, to the textural fabric, and the ‘Louis’ emblazoned on the tie. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make all the difference.

Will Peltz: I like the luxe, cosy edge that this plush overcoat brought to this slouchy, collegiate look—with the mod horn-rimmed glasses and the platform shoes offering the final nerdy-handsome touch.

Gwendoline Christie: This look was all about tailored sophistication with the relaxed drape of the trench coat balancing the more structured cut of the statuesque actress’s blouse and trousers.

Victoria Beckham: As we’ve come to expect, she yet again embraced a boldly saturated colour scheme with this Victoria Beckham Pre-Fall 2018 ensemble that was thoroughly VB—right down to the long hems of the roomy trousers, which didn’t exactly play well with the wintry dampness of the streets.

Kevin Trapp: Turtlenecks can be tricky, but Kevin mastered his with such suave appeal in this sleek look that was perfectly topped off with the silky richness of that leather bomber.

Liu Hao: This look appealed to the softer side of the brand, with the draped trench coat—similar to Gwendoline’s—and pinstripe blouse providing a more androgynous take on menswear. The trousers and chunky loafers brought boyish quirk back to the look.

Jérémie Laheurte: Between the logo jumper and the camo parka, the look could have felt a bit contrived and overstyled. But the relaxed trousers and those contrasting sneakers took it down a notch.

Special guests Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell took a supermodel strut down the runway with designer Kim Jones. I love the chic appeal of their logo trench coats, taken to edgier territory with the glossy sheen and the clunky combat boots—the perfect combination of classic and cool.

Credit: Courtesy of Getty

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