Louis Vuitton spreads its wings by showing cruise collection at the TWA Flight Center

Louis Vuitton is packing its bags and heading to the airport to debut its newest cruise collection.

Under the direction of its artistic director of womenswear Nicolas Ghesquière, the luxury fashion house will unveil its new cruise series on May 8 at the newly-renovated TWA Flight Center in New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, reports WWD.

The mid-century terminal, which was designed by the architect Eero Saarinenfirst, first opened in 1962 and was closed in 2001. It is slated to reopen as a new hotel on May 15, following the fashion show.

"The TWA Flight Center, a sheer evocation of travel itself, is inherently linked to Louis Vuitton's commitment to exclusive architectural discoveries, to its art of travel, and represents an ideal close to Nicolas Ghesquière's inspirations," the house told WWD in a statement.

New York will be the latest in a string of exotic destinations for the house's cruise shows -- which have most recently been held in the Southern French village of Saint-Paul de Vence and Kyoto, Japan's Miho Museum.

This year's cruise season will see major fashion houses travel all over the world to unveil their collections, with Dior set to stage its show in Marrakech, Gucci heading to Rome, Giorgio Amani to Tokyo and Chanel taking to the catwalk in Paris. Louis Vuitton is not alone in selecting the Big Apple this season: Prada is also packing its bags for a New York spectacle.