To cap off Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012/2013, Marc Jacobs showed his vision for Louis Vuitton. The collection read like a love letter to the house's travel-luggage origins--down to the real live steam engine that barreled down the runway at the start of the show. There were porters to carry the models' bags, like First Class-traveling DIVAS getting off the Paris-Venice express. The collection was very "retro" but still "Marc Jacobs Modern"--showing references to the early 1900's, 20's, 30's--very turn-of-the-century: ankle-length skirts, high hats, elongated jackets...some of the clothes were even stitched in a checkerboard pattern reminiscent of the iconic Damier that covers Vuitton trunks. The clothes were luxuriously detailed: giant jeweled brooches served as the buttons for coats, and sparkling appliques adorned lurex-threaded brocades that had been made by hand.
Louis Vuitton boutiques around the world (a lot is just for the runway show of course) and maybe, just maybe, a millionaire's girlfriend will buy one of those printed coats, but naturally, it will all be about the accessories:
Oh, and did I mention, the Front Row was very A-List: Catherine Deneuve and Sarah Jessica Parker, Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2012
Below are more photos of the collection and at the end, the full runway video:
Click Below for Full Runway Video of Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2012/2013: