The Downton Express {Louis Vuitton F/W 2012}

20/03/2012 § 1 Comment

Have you ever wanted to love something so much, because you felt it was thisclose to perfection — but you just couldn’t quite get there?  This was the exact feeling I had while watching the Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2012 show.  Even before that magnificent train fully pulled into the “station” and the models disembarked one at a time, trailed by immaculate porters bearing the iconic bags the house of Vuitton is known for, I knew that Marc Jacobs was pulling from the same early 20th century inspiration well that Ralph had also dipped into (and that I loved) and I got excited — but I should have seen the kaleidoscopic Jacobs twist coming.  Indeed, with all the glittery doo-dads, exaggerated silhouettes and ridiculous hat action, I wouldn’t be very surprised to learn Dr. Suess or Tim Burton had assisted.  And while I definitely respect Vuitton for pushing their boundaries, I must admit that I frequently feel disinterested in the brand’s contemporary fashion collections.  I suppose I’m just not a Marc Jacobs girl.

The bags and luggage are usually a different story, and while I did find plenty to like among the collection’s accessories, I was still most bowled over the amazing production value of the show — which is destined to be my favorite concept for a very long time.  I did want to share a few bright spots from the show though, which were best shown by the detail photos of Yannis Vlamos for Vogue Magazine.

Perfection. Complete and utter perfection.

Of course, if you are more of a Marc Jacobs fan than I,
you can head here to view the full collection (via Vogue).

Also amazing is this short film produced by Louis Vuitton, which is a lovely behind-the-scenes look at the show’s preparations all the way through its execution:

Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs at Les Arts Décoratifs

22/02/2012 § 1 Comment

Simply adore this! 

Presenting “Fan Club,” an art deco burlesque fantasy à la Busby Berkeley shot in honor of the upcoming “Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs” exhibit at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris.  Not a mere retrospective, the exhibit highlights the contributions of trunk-maker Louis Vuitton and designer Marc Jacobs (current creative director of Louis Vuitton) to the world of fashion through the parallel lenses of the industrialization of the late nineteenth century and the increased globalization of the early twenty first century.  “Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs” runs from March 6 through September 16.

More information here (en français).

Les Arts Décoratifs – Mode et textile
107 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Tél. : 01 44 55 57 50
Métro : Palais-Royal, Pyramides ou Tuileries
Autobus : 21, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95

**And don’t forget about Babar’s exhibit at Les Arts Décoratifs!

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