Marc Jacobs, forever the showman, managed to outdo himself this season with a steam engine built from scratch. Where we have seen many designers become defeated with recession and strip back to showcase very modest collections, Jacobs sets himself apart by reminding us that fashion is all about showing off. It is time to shed the depressing chains and enjoy the spectacle that fashion should be. Things just got interesting again.
Jacobs really celebrated grandeur this season with an exploration of the higher class of living from a forgotten time. Each model had their own porter to carry her well oversized bags. The Sixties inspired lapels and floral trims added a kitsch element to a well tailored collection. Match that with bug eye glasses and Aunt Petunia’s hat (one of Stephen Jones creations) and you have a tall tale “from another time”.
The kaleidoscope prints and jacquard embroidery made up a traveling wardrobe to die for. Beautiful jewel embellishments added to the essence of quality from this show, proving that Louis Vuitton is still a fashion house to aspire to.