Last season for Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs sent his models to the runway in caged elevators complete with uniformed operators to open the doors. Kate Moss closed the show while smoking a cigarette. You might have thought (like I thought), ‘Well, he’ll never top that.” But you’d be wrong.
For Louis Vuitton’s spring 2012 collection, amidst rumors that this will be his last collection for the house before he takes the reins at Dior, Jacobs set his show on a fully operating motherfecking CAROUSEL. The carousel was covered by a white curtain, so when the show started just before it’s scheduled start time at 10 a.m. (I ran from the Metro, thank goodness I made it) and the curtain dropped, so did everyone’s jaws and an audible gasp ran through throughout audience. One by one models hopped off their horses and walked the round runway. Kate Moss, once again, closed the show, looking ethereal in a white sequined feathered broderie anglaise dress (we doubt she’ll get any flack from the Daily Mail for looking less than perfect this go round).
As for the clothes, these tooth-achingly sweet cotton candy colored confections were a complete 180 from last season’s dark fetish collection. Always keeping us on our toes, that Marc.