Louis Vuitton S 2011 Cheat Sheet:
- The Orient.
- Animal prints.
- The rainbow.
- More satin.
- Black marble.
PARIS–Another thing about Marc Jacobs: No season is the same. Sure, there are underlying themes that may move from spring to fall, or fall to spring, but in general, you have no idea what to expect when the first model steps onto the runway.
After Louis Vuitton’s incredibly successful fall show, I suspected that Jacobs would move away from 1950s, lady-like styles. Indeed, as in New York, Jacobs looked to the ’70s–and maybe the ’30s and ’40s, again?–but this time, it was pulled together with an Oriental flair. There were also plenty of animal prints, from zebras to tigers to a panda’s face in sequins on a blouse.
My personal tastes veer towards Jacobs’ more introspective collections–the times when he uses restraint instead of flamboyance. But as the girls took their final walk on the extravagant black marble stage, one couldn’t help but enjoy the experience. Kudos to Jacobs for producing another solid collection.