Amid overflowing, overwhelming speculations that this was Marc Jacobs’ last Louis Vuitton collection, I don’t think people feel ready to let him go to Dior. Just yet.
Although equally iconic, Dior would be the grown up stage of Marc Jacobs’ design. Unlike Louis Vuitton which is more like his playground. How else would he be able to transition for last year’s fetish injected collection to this year’s ethereal catwalk? Without being even the least offensive or cutting too many edges, Marc Jacobs’ Spring Summer 2012 collection for Louis Vuitton was poetical, flowery, really feminine and truly young.
It was so perfect that even Kate Moss wanted to be in it: she was the flowery bride (no, no smoking involved this time!), the last look on the catwalk. And she was perfect too. I loved the collection and I’m certain that those flowery skirts will be next summer’s fashion must. Aren’t you? (click through to see my selection and a video of the fashion show)
However, I can’t say the same about the shoes. Although I was expecting something to sweep me off of my feet, I wasn’t at all impressed. The shoes looked old. Like last seasons old. I loved the pumps like the ones Kate Moss was wearing. But then again, who doesn’t love a good pump? I also liked the bun-y, messy hair and the headbands. But then again, I’m such a headband dork, I can’t help it.
Now the best for last: how about that carousel? It’s so Chanel Fall Winter 2008 2009! (see what I’m talking about here). Strange inspiration for this collection, Marc! (pictures of the entire collection here)