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March 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm
some amazing prints and beautiful luggage (as always.)
I love the shape of the shoes too.
March 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm
I like the concept of having the porters following the models. Very Downton Abbey.
March 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm
Everything’s just so fabulous about this show! Their outfits, the decorations, the bags….
March 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm
Amazing! The IDEA is simply great and so are the collection!
March 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm
What a gorgeous collection of fantastical, magical, lovely clothing. I remember I read a lengthy feature on Vuitton’s original creations and venture into design and I gained so much respect for him and his company. I wonder if part of this display was inspired by the movie ‘Hugo’ in a French train station? Love a great story to accompany great design.
March 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm
This is the Downton Abbey effect; nostalgic reimaginings of a lost age. These are beautiful clothes, fabulous design and a wonderful eye for color and print and yet do they veer on fancy-dress costume?
March 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm
The Louis Vuitton Collection F/W is fabulous! The colors are great!
March 7, 2012 at 3:13 pm
Love the patterns !!!
Very nice concept:)
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March 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm
All those prints are fantastic ! That collection is so beautiful!
I love the idea of the men carrying the ladies’ bags ! It’s genius !
Antonia at Swedish Love Affair
March 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm
Amazing! I think I like the men better than the models here!:)))
March 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm
That is quite the statement coming from you…but totally true!
March 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm
An amazing show & such lust worthy bags!
March 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm
Hooooooly moly!!! In love with the embellishments!
March 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm
Love the runway concept!! great rich Fall colors
March 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm
so classy! amazing stage setup!
Aurélie & Angelo
March 7, 2012 at 3:36 pm
This show was magical, absolutely theatrical, beautiful! Marc Jacobs does it again!
yes, I too like all that the models are wearing, now if Marc can do something for the bellhops
March 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm
looks more than great!
March 7, 2012 at 3:47 pm
Love the highly-attentive baggage handlers. Great idea, LV.
March 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm
OH MY WORD. This is the most fantastic show I’ve seen in SO long! Absolutely brilliant…theatrical, without flirting with cliche. Amazing.
March 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm
March 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm
oh my goodness! what a dream. the bag porters are just perfect
March 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm
LOVE LOVE LOVE the hats. I’d love to pull of that look.
March 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm
G O R G E O U S! Stop by & see my Las Vegas trip.
March 7, 2012 at 4:07 pm
looks like any Marni show
March 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm
Gorgeous collection and really nice prints! Also a great setting and the guy that’s walking behind the models with their bags is a great find!
Monsieur Marcel (né Da Chump)
Eye candy: sumptuous brocade and jacquard…Marc Jacobs is on a long, strange “A la Recherche Du Temps Perdu” trip with those Edwardian hats.
March 7, 2012 at 4:18 pm
Amazing prints, lovely pics. http://www.hotcelebration.com
March 7, 2012 at 4:20 pm
The layers! The gems! The prints and brocade. This was a great couture show with so many inspiring pieces and outfits.
And the porters are adorable; I love that they didn’t hire male models, just normal men!
March 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm
very “fin de siècle” j’adore.
March 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm
I feel it is very similar to the Marc Jacobs show though – no? The big hats, the colours, the bulky buttons as well as the cuts…
March 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm
Beautiful collection, though for some reason I’m totally distracted by the expressions on the faces of the bell-hops….
March 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm
Amazing collection, the colours are really awsome!
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March 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm
i am mad for every single pic of this post!
this is superlative!
March 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm
Amazing! The idea of the show is great!
March 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm
easily one of my favorite shows this season! loved the presentation.
March 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm
I can see that it is very dramatic but a little TOO dramatic for my tastes. I’m sure it will ‘translate’ well! Think that’s what they say.
March 7, 2012 at 4:32 pm
March 7, 2012 at 4:33 pm
That show looks incredible! Such an original idea for a catwalk. And of course, I love the dresses.
Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Wonderful show. BRAVO Marc Jacobs!
The Squirrel Co.
March 7, 2012 at 4:35 pm
This is inspiring!
March 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm
Sartorialist……you are the best!
March 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm
Very ‘Downtown Abbey’ 1910-1918 look. I love the shoes, which, apart from the height of the sole are also redolent of that time with square toe and foot shaping. The patterns are astounding and have taken real skill to balance it seems to me – with splashes of block colours in the hats (also true to time) and bags – specially like the yellow. I also like the almost Asian idea (French Vietnamese?) of pants beneath the calf length skirts.
March 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm
very crazy!! drama is for sure, it reminds me a little of the movie “hugo”…parisian cafe culture…
March 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm
The best show I’ve seen this season. Real Boss type.
March 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm
Just amazing !!
Oh man, I feel like I just died and went to “Funny Girl” heaven. This is like the scene where Barbara Streisand gets off the train and runs into Nick Arnstein EXPLODED all over “Hugo”. I’m in love. I’m going to be dreaming about this coat silhouette (the ones with the curving hi-low hemlines) for days.
March 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm
This collection immediately reminded me of the novel Anna Karenina.
Queen Bee of Beverly Hills
March 7, 2012 at 4:55 pm
I loved the feel of this show. It was so unique and made their new clothes stand out in my mind.
Le Cereal Dater
March 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm
What a cool show! I love the outfits! The shoes are super cool as well, and don’t get me started on the bags!
March 7, 2012 at 5:07 pm
I love this collection. Marc Jacobs is a genius!!!
March 7, 2012 at 5:15 pm
great shots :)
March 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm
I’m sure the narrative employed for the show by Luis Vuitton really had the front row on the edge of there seats.
Did the ‘will they / won’t they’ relationship develop any further between handbag lacky and model?
or did the train depart on a love which just wasn’t meant to be..
Find out next season / episode ;)
March 7, 2012 at 5:21 pm
I might be the only one on here that dislikes this collection. Those hats are horrible too. They remind me of paper hats you make at a earth- hippie festival
March 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm
Amazing scenary, amazing looks. Love it!!!!!!!!!
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March 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm
i’m just so in love with the luggage!
and the theatrics!
March 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm
Wow! Reminds me so much of the Musee d’Orsay, the train station turned museum, also with a beautiful clock hanging in the centre of the wall!
March 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm
do they come with the bellboys
March 7, 2012 at 6:15 pm
I love love love!
March 7, 2012 at 6:21 pm
Like the show concept in terms of the train station feel…not too crazy about the actual designs though. Feel like the proportions are a little off, and the hats are giving me “mad hatter” vibes – and not in a good way.
Oh well. Can’t win over them all, no? :3
– Miz L.
I love the luggage but feel this show is a sort of ripoff a little of Galliano’s train station runway show for Dior.
March 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm
A vintage lover’s dream!
Gotta love those purses! Yea baby! LOL!
March 7, 2012 at 6:37 pm
The inspiration seems to come from children’s literature: Dr. Suess(Cat in the Hat hats) and Ernest Shepard’s illustrations of A.A. Milne’s “When We Were Very Young.” Numbers 8 & 9 remind me of James James Morrison Morrisons’ mother.
March 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm
The 60′s are back and ain’t they gorgeous. Now everybody go out and have fun now, you hear
March 7, 2012 at 7:28 pm
While many of the clothes are certainly beautiful, it’s hard for me personally to get past how distasteful I find the presentation concept. The fetishising of excessive consumption, played out literally by having so many bags you need a subservient man to carry them all, is revolting. I thought we were over the whole It bag thing. This show is about spending and spending and still not having enough, aimed at women who have more than most would dream of in a lifetime. For shame. And for those who would defend it as fantasy and a work of the imagination, this is a business. And they know their clients.
March 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm
love the stage setup, classy looks!
March 7, 2012 at 8:07 pm
Is it just me or is there a strange costume things happening here? I appreciate the pomp and circumstance here but I am not really loving these looks.
March 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm
luv luv luv…it’s chic mad hatter ~
March 7, 2012 at 9:42 pm
The shimmering brocades are exquisite with the shorter pants. But the shoes, oh the shoes, make the show perfect!
March 7, 2012 at 9:43 pm
is it Ken Russel´s Alma Mahler…?
March 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm
YES YES YES, Alma was wearing that…”costume?”, at the station before catching the train,
he stoled the whole concept, Naughty Boy!!!!
March 7, 2012 at 9:53 pm
So glamour!!! Luis Vuitton, one of my favorite fashion brand!!! I especially love its bags!!!
March 7, 2012 at 11:56 pm
I agree with M, the whole collection reminds me of the Marc Jacobs collection only a little more streamlined. I think even a couple of the fabrics are the same…
I did love the concept of the train and the porters to pay homage to the famous Louis Vuitton luggage line.
March 8, 2012 at 12:01 am
Wow! C’est formidable!
March 8, 2012 at 12:28 am
I love the fabrics and the theatrical-ness of the clothing but let’s get real. Who in the hell is gonna wear that mess? I guess if one were going to a Cat In A Hat convention.
March 8, 2012 at 1:11 am
Truly amazing collection, and the photographs are just out of this world… hard to believe this was on a runway. The whole look and feel of this dramatic show comes alive trough the images posted. Wow…
March 8, 2012 at 1:15 am
just like prada/miu miu you see a direct relation between LV and Marc Jacobs, as there were done by 1 peson, but beautiful
March 8, 2012 at 1:46 am
gets better and better
une chatte grise
March 8, 2012 at 1:54 am
I see some continuity with the Marc Jacobs collection/show (though the hats definitely work better here), and once again, I can see key elements of the collection translating beautifully. The third and next-to-last coats, however, are pretty darn sublime just as they are!
March 8, 2012 at 2:23 am
Unbelievable! Such a clever idea for the show!
March 8, 2012 at 2:50 am
God what an amazingly fabulous collection! Im in love with it all.
March 8, 2012 at 3:23 am
March 8, 2012 at 3:46 am
So impressive ! Love the bags and the prints
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March 8, 2012 at 3:49 am
there’s a whole lot of Marc Jacobs in this collection…
March 8, 2012 at 3:52 am
Rebecca – agreed. Crazy culture we live in.
March 8, 2012 at 3:58 am
hm. this show is clever product placement indeed. as far as the clothes and the fabrics are concerned: marc jacobs is a talented magpie and i really like a lot of what he’s done, but these last f/w collections are a bit much and just don’t do it for me. they lack sensitivity, or poetry.
March 8, 2012 at 4:06 am
Is that uniform from LV too? :P
March 8, 2012 at 4:11 am
Such attention to detail. A wonderfully stunning posting!
bonnie, clyde and marni
March 8, 2012 at 4:21 am
March 8, 2012 at 4:42 am
great show! Love the idea of boy carrying the bags after model!
March 8, 2012 at 5:03 am
love the scene, oh good I love men in uniforms!
March 8, 2012 at 6:05 am
Absolutely love the layering, beauty and power in most of the outfits. Truly stunning line up.
Beny Ricaro Sadewo
March 8, 2012 at 6:25 am
great work of all Louis Vuitton team, these is surprising! thanks for sharing with us Mr. Scott
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March 8, 2012 at 6:30 am
i onestly think LV show was the worst show of paris fashion week. it was a mess. a complete disaster.
all the clothes look so unatractive, the silhouette was old, as the concept, wich before the “abbey thing” is actually more “the hours” virgina’s wolf 2002 movie. those velvet puffy hats were the most ugluy thing that came out from paris fashion week. those coat shapes were just wrong. the collar was old and heavy, the prints were messy, the embroideries and the buttons looks cheap. and the pump edgy shoes were horrible. too big, too sharped.
i want to know if there just one woman in the world who look sexy and fresh with that garments on her.
March 8, 2012 at 6:46 am
I am captivated by this runway presentation. Having male models as porter carrying the bags gave fresh look on runway! I am totally in love with the bags in this collection!
March 8, 2012 at 8:09 am
Beautifull prints!…Amazing as always!
March 8, 2012 at 8:54 am
OK, so I would never wear any of these clothes or derivatives of them – they look so heavy and bulky (makes me feel hot, itchy and, I dunno, 19th-century-imprisoned-by-my-wardrobe just looking at them) – but what a beautiful/striking show.
March 8, 2012 at 9:14 am
what’s with marc jacobs and mad hatter hats?
March 8, 2012 at 9:33 am
Wow. Every piece is stunning, and the presentation perfect.
March 8, 2012 at 9:52 am
I love the theatrics of the runway show and the detailing of the jackets
March 8, 2012 at 10:34 am
I agree with Rebecca
March 8, 2012 at 10:39 am
I LOVE the train and the idea of the lovely helpers carrying their lovely bags ;) so creative and the clothes are to die for. A bit of a world away it seems, Stockholm Street Style is all about simplicity, yet big bold statement pieces at the same time ! Take a look at my Stockholm Street Style blog: http://www.johannasthlm.blogspot.com
March 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm
Such an adorable concept! It feels good to have a man behind you carrying your bags and this runway made me feel good!
Montserrat Gimferrer Quintana
March 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm
Personally it leaves me cold. I found that show very tacky and tasteless
March 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm
Rebecca is applying dialectical materialism (consciously or not) to her analysis of a luxury goods brand…makes me wonder if Susan Sontag wrote about high fashion; I recommend her book, On Photography.
March 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm
everything feels so labored in this collection. i agree with rebecca on this collection as well, i heard backstage some of the fabrics cost over thousands per yard and the fact that marc jacobs uses them in such an appeasing way is just embarrassing and insensitive. he has an abundance of resources but still refuses to push fashion forward only offering predictable looks through the silhouettes, cuts and styling. it doesn’t help that all his collections recently have come across as complete knocks offs of prada and marni pieces, how can no one else see this? and yet people still compliment him on his “revolutionary concepts and presentation skills”. his designs are not up to par with likes of forward designers such as balenciaga, chalayan or prada.
finally it annoys me that he has taken the editorial approach to designing as well. the clothes are so unflattering with hideous proportions but photograph well. but once you see them on a hanger it’s a different story.
March 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm
oh lordy be!… THE HATS!!! *sigh*
March 8, 2012 at 7:20 pm
No, Sandra, you’re not alone. This collection looks like the clothes for the witches in the Harry Potter movies. I don’t think the lines are flattering and the hats look like old, limp balloons. Colors and textures are cool, but design is too costume-y for me.
March 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm
Yey for the millinery! Love the sapphire blue hues. Delicious!
March 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm
These models, their shoes and outfits are awesome!
March 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm
The expression on the porter’s faces is hilarious. Like “what’s this all in aid of then???”
March 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm
Beautiful photos…..magical….could be a movie
March 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm
March 8, 2012 at 10:19 pm
March 9, 2012 at 4:34 am
Huge hats… again! How is it possible that designers come up with similar ideas (oversized hats, similar colours, patterns, silhouettes, fur) within the same season? I homestly don’t understand how that works. Sartorialist, please explain! Is there some kind of secret annual meeting for fashion designers??
March 9, 2012 at 4:44 am
i have to say, i saw the shots vogue.com posted for this and for miumiu, and i outright rejected them in my head – simply disliked them. but something about your photos… I automatically saw the very same outfits as dramatic, artistic, and creative. i dont know what it is, but you just seem to capture them in just the right way; it makes them so much more fashion-y than just seeing the clothes.
March 9, 2012 at 8:50 am
Gee, Rebecca, I wish I could find a porter (whom I would tip) to carry my bags, as I am only a little person and have difficulty. In any case, porters have a respectable job and a nice uniform. What’s wrong with that? Should we go to the kitchen and get our own lunch next time we dine out?
This collection is beautiful, but there is something very costumy about it. I think fashion should draw a real line between itself and the theatre and I find more and more it does not. Marc should design for the ballet sometime. I could picture “Cinderella” (Prokoviev) designed like this.
March 9, 2012 at 10:54 am
I love how blue eyes of the boy on the second from the last picture steal the show. Fashion is clothes and accessories but on top of all it is about people. People beauty, charm, personality…
March 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm
What I love most about this show are the porters with the gorgeous luggage!
March 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm
I simply L O V E everything in these pictures. LV has been doing some great shows lately.
March 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm
Thank God there’s someone left in the world with balls big enough to do this stuff–literally dreamy!
March 9, 2012 at 5:46 pm
Love your photography! I am also in photograpy and and have a love for fashion. (My fashion blog launches 3.25.12). The L.V. line is amazing. Very inspiring. It’s great to see patterns, texture and bold hues. People should not be afraid to define their style and wear those platforms!
March 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm
What’s with the Cat in the Hat hats?
March 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm
a theatrical spectacle, gorgeous bags yes, but for me, those clothes are ‘emperors new clothes’ hideous. The collars, the buttons, the shapes, those shoes! -awful. Fantastical narrative, my fair lady on acid, (with some Carol Brady, Shirley Partidge thrown in) but unwearable. Or if I saw someone wearing any of these looks I’d feel they’d drunk the koolaid and were desperate victims of ‘fashion’. Maybe its just me…I can tell the experience of the show was transporting but the clothes the clothes the clothes are too contrived and just ugly.
March 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm
Again, I agree with Rebecca, Ludo, Dominic,Sandra, Sarah, the clothes are desparately unflattering. Period. “the emperors new clothes” syndrome. Also no one seems to be talking about the pink polo dress with Louis xiv pumps and purse outfit Marc wore to his celebration? Besides looking foolish, i saw: Warning Signs -potential train wreck in the train station/Gare Galiano. I hope not. I don’t say those things to be catty or mean, just an observation…
March 11, 2012 at 12:22 am
I just love how those porters seem to be ‘soldiering on’ with grim determination. Some of the expressions are like: “How did I get myself into this?”
March 11, 2012 at 7:34 pm
To have someone just walking after you carrying your bags…is at least funny… I liked the way the brand focus in its ideal customer, but maybe there are some clients who don’t sympathize with this “madame” thing…
March 12, 2012 at 3:10 am
I loved all bright and beautiful colors and amazing fashion styles..! I want to say two words absolutely glories..:)
March 12, 2012 at 3:45 am
The show really updated the idea of defilè. Smoke at the end of the catwalk, the clock beating the hour and … a real size train enter the hall.. and then you are sent somewhere back in the past waiting for your lady arriving at the train station from the Orient, maybe in the ’30..that was amazing. I was there. Believe I felt guilty I didn’t have my hat, my wooden stick and my gloves, ready to welcome her..
March 13, 2012 at 10:09 am
I want to take issue with the objections to fabrics that cost hundreds of dollars a yard. What is wrong with that? These gorgeous fabrics are handmade by real artisans. I cannot afford them but I’m glad that a few can. And because a few can, the talent and skill of these artisans is not lost.
Thank goodness that not everything is manufactured cheaply by poor drudges in factories. And I don’t just mean clothing.
March 14, 2012 at 4:22 am
It`s awful, a circus. Such a waste of extremely expensive materials and labour.
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March 15, 2012 at 7:51 am
Not a fan!
March 15, 2012 at 11:28 am
E’ retro di sapore… molto bello!
March 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm
I adore it all, the clothes, the hats, the train, clock and porters, like stepping into Hugo. For those who are upset about the expense–think of all the people employed in creating this show, from the artisans–fabric makers and designers, seamstresses, shoe makers, milliners, to the men and women who constructed the sets, hung the lights, set up the chairs. Isn’t there something to be said for keeping alive admirable vanishing skills, and for wild beauty?
March 18, 2012 at 9:13 pm
Amazing patterns and shoes and of course the bags are brilliant! Love Louis Vuitton!
March 22, 2012 at 12:08 pm
Trains are too dirty to wear anything like this…. That is a period long gone, and never to return…. No one dresses well to fly, either. It’s shameful. Clothing is cute, but, really? Who wears this?
March 28, 2012 at 3:32 am
I loved these all bright and beautiful designs with great color combinations i like all specially the lost one, thanks for sharing with us..:)
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April 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm
amazing bags !!!!!!! i love the concept, the idea, the scenography !!
April 13, 2012 at 6:09 am
Now THIS is some good fashion.
June 22, 2012 at 11:57 pm
Makes me want to take the Orient Express … Jacobs is a genius
May 5, 2014 at 6:23 am
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