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Louis Vuitton shatters the space-time continuum, and more news you missed

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In Blue Nights, Joan Didion describes what the French call l’heure bleue – that time of day when the night sky begins to brew into black, otherwise known as the gloaming. “The very word ‘gloaming’ reverberates, echoes,” she wrote, “the gloaming, the glimmer, the glitter, the glisten, the glamour – carrying in its consonants the images of houses shuttering, gardens darkening, grass-lined rivers slipping through the shadows.”

As the sun sank into the maw of the Pacific behind the Salk Institute in La Jala, Nicolas Ghesquière evoked that same stomach-soaring sensation for his cruise collection at Louis Vuitton. Some kind of stately, intergalactic monarchy emerged from Louis Kahn’s brutalist structure, decked in Grecian swathes of linen, gilded jacquard, and high-shine leather, all of which had been fashioned into overblown silhouettes that recontextualised the opulence of the Regency era within a science fiction future. 

In other fashion news this week, Hannibal Lecter turned Loewe muse, Gucci announced its plans to help its US employees access abortions, and new zine Red3licte launched. For everything else that may have passed you by, click through the gallery below.