Starting this Friday there will be a new entry in the fashion history books, for the first time ever, Louis Vuitton will be taking over 16 of Saks Fifth Avenue’s display windows just in time for New York Fashion Week to showcase its new creative director; Nicholas Ghesquière’s inaugural collection for the french luxury fashion house.

Marking a important moment for the house of Louis Vuitton and its newly appointed creative director, Nicholas Ghesquière, Saks Fifth Avenue president Marigay McKee formed a deal with Mr. Burke, Louis Vuitton’s chief executive right after the conclusion of Nicholas Ghesquière’s initial runway show for Louis Vuitton. “It was so intense, that moment,” Mr. Burke said in an interview with the New York Times. “Marigay looked at me and said: ‘I want it. I want your first collection. I’ll give you all my windows.”

Imagine 10 feet tall aluminium shutters similar to the ones at the Louis Vuitton March show at the Cour Carrée at the Louvre, opening and closing on a synchronized schedule while a projection of model Marte Mei van Haaster makes her way from one window to another. In addition to the elaborate display to come, three additional windows will be used for a Frank Gehry-designed display which will feature a series of sculptures. “This is a coming out,” Mr. Burke said. “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

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