Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Collection:
With talks of Jacobs moving to Dior nearing their finality, the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 fashion collection could very likely be the last collection designed by Marc Jacobs hands.
If you are going to go out… go out with a bang! That is just what Marc Jacobs did! The collection was held around a merry-go-round with models sitting pretty on their horses. The elegant Vuitton ladies showed their pieces while walking around the merry-go-round on a slick white runway. This was a very different approach to a ready-to-wear show, but then again, Marc used elevators in his last show to introduce models to the stage.
Though many of the looks could translate as house wives from the 50’s, there was certainly a level of feminine sexuality that was seen through the over-sized eyelets. The short cut jackets sat high above the large skirts that jutted out from the hips of models bringing focus to slim waists. Many of the dresses also brought focus to the shoulders and used hour glass shaped lace that was placed over the front of the dresses making the shoulders and swelling hips appear quite large and the waist very narrow.
It has recently been made public that the LVMH group has purchased a crocodile farm. These reptilious dino-cousins will be used to make some of the 10+ pieces made of croc. From long jackets in yellow and white to shorter ones in blue and white with matching skirts, these pieces are surely only for the super wealthy at price tags ranging well into the 5 figures.
The use of eyelets to show Louis Vuitton’s version of mesh was expertly executed and well thought out. Hopefully Marc Jacobs protege will be half the designer he is. Those are some very large shoes to fill!