All aboard—next stop Louis Vuitton—a real live steam engine pulled into the Cour Carrée at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning at the A/W 2012 show, paying homage to the house’s travel origins. One by one, models were escorted from the train; porters carried her hatboxes, weekend bags and “petites valises,” done in exotic fabrications such as crocodile, goat and ostrich. Marc Jacobs’s fall collection read like a scene straight out of the golden era of railroading, filled with iconic Vuitton travels references.
Luxurious details adorned the retro, 60’s inspired silhouettes; ornate baubles on brocade, sparkling appliques and bejeweled brooches served as buttons. Experimenting with layering and height, Jacobs paired skirts, dresses, and coatdresses with cropped pants, platform pumps and Stephen Jones’ hats. Jacobs explained, “We wanted to attenuate the height, so we started with the hats and then worked with a high waist, and a gentle flare just at the ankle.” The patchwork, embroidery and checkerboard pattern reminiscent of the “damier” that cloaks classic Vuitton travel trunks, was as artful as it was precise. Jacobs took us on an incredible journey; this collection is fit for any glamorous glitterati—bon voyage!
Written by: Stacie Fleming
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