Getting Ready: Here’s How Salem Mitchell Goes to the Louis Vuitton Fashion Show

Model Salem Mitchell captures an exclusive photo diary for V as she gets ready for and attends the Louis Vuitton show in San Diego.

For Resort 2023, Louis Vuitton took to the Salk Institute in San Diego, California. Stars, celebs, and models flooded into the architectural landscape to see the new collection unveiled—and V got the inside scoop from model Salem Mitchell, a friend of Louis Vuitton.

“I had the pleasure of attending my second Louis Vuitton Cruise show, but this time, the show was hosted in my hometown of San Diego, California,” Salem writes for V. “This was such an exciting trip for me because this was the first time I’ve been to a major luxury fashion event in San Diego. I brought my family along to watch me get ready to make the moment even more special. Here’s a diary of my day.”

Returning to her hometown of San Diego for the show, Salem captured her day in photos for V, from getting ready at the Alila Marea Beach Resort to front-seat views of the collection and an afterparty with a DJ set by Grimes. So, how does an L.A. model go to S.D. for LV?

Below, Salem Mitchell’s photo diary of the day gives an exclusive look.

“Hitting the road early to beat traffic and spend some time with family before the show.”

“Stopped at Saffron, one of my favorite local spots since I was a kid for Thai food with my little brother.”

“Made it to Alila Hotel with my dad and brother who helped me get ready.”

“Outfit of the night.”

“Every look starts with skincare.”

“My dad zipping my shoes.”

“Last looks and we’re off.”

“Caught the fabulous Emma Roberts during the step and repeat.”

“My seat assignment.”

“Amazing dresses open the show.”

“One of my favorite looks from the collection.”

“Runway details.”

“Nicolas Ghesquière receiving a standing ovation from the star-studded LV squad.”

“Last golden hour photo opp before the after-party.”

“Beautiful sunset outside of the La Jolla Contemporary Art Museum for the after-party, fun fact I went on one of my very first dates here back when I was a teenager.”

“Afterparty decor.”

“Grimes performing an amazing DJ set.”

“Late-night cappuccino for the drive from my old hometown to my new home in LA. So surreal to see areas I’ve been to throughout my younger years contribute to bringing Louis Vuitton’s vision to life. Couldn’t have had a better reason to visit home, thank you V and LV!”

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