On September 17, Parsons School of Fashion will collaborate with Louis Vuitton for a live competition uniting music and fashion. Teams of students will work in the Parsons storefront gallery on Fifth Avenue to create conceptual looks based on historical silhouettes. Students will be remixing costumes from the Parsons Archive along with signature Louis Vuitton pieces designed by LV Artistic Director and Parsons alumnus Marc Jacobs.
A panel of fashion experts will select the winning looks, which will be worn by musicians of the Nouveau Classical Project in an October 2 performance at The New School's Tishman Auditorium. The Nouveau Classical project is an ensemble where musicians model fashion created by young designers inspired by the music.
"Bringing together music, fashion, history, and one of the world’s great design houses is a wonderful example of the Parsons philosophy," said Parsons Dean of Fashion Simon Collins. "Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Louis Vuitton, these one-of-a-kind creations will demonstrate our students’ conceptual design skills, their craftsmanship, and their awareness of the human form, in this case the Nouveau Classical Project musicians.”
Reconstruction will be taking place in the Arnold and Shelia Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Avenue.