Thursday, October 8, 2009
Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton
The American designer, Marc Jacobs, bought the golden era of the 1980s/90s New Age traveller back to fashion’s forefront in his spring/summer 2010 collection for Louis Vuitton, at the Paris prêt-a-porter season.
The collection, staged to a wild, music mix of the British girl band. The show was awash with influences as wide-ranging as the Navajo, utility clothing and the Wild West, to the chaotic dress code of early Madonna.
The front row line-up included the actresses Catherine Deneuve, Freida Pinto and Leighton Meester; Sophie Dahl and her fiancé, Jamie Cullum; the singers, Katy Perry and Alison Goldfrapp; and the British model, Daisy Lowe.
Jacobs, once known for starting shows up to two hours late, is now as precise a timekeeper as a Swiss watchmaker.
As the clock struck two-thirty in Paris, his show started on the dot, leaving several members of the audience scrambling for seats as the first model hit the catwalk, and latecomers cooling their high heels outside the doors.
His Louis Vuitton collection was one of the last in a hectic, nine-day schedule in Paris, featuring up to 12 shows a day. The season concludes on Thursday, with the Paris debut of the British designer, Giles Deacon, winner of the ANDAM 2009 prize worth €160,000.