Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2010 Collection
March 10, 2010 by J.T.
Wednesday March 10th, 2010 – Cour Carree du Louvre
For Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2010 collection, Marc Jacobs decided to take 2 steps back to leap 10 forward, both figuratively and literally. Starting with the tent, Louis Vuitton decided to move it over a couple of feet, just enough so that the often shunned water fountain of the Cour Carré du Louvre was now the runway centerpiece. Opening to the bold statement “and God created a Woman”, the models walked around the fountain, counter clockwise, taking us back into time to the 60’s “Brigitte Bardot symbolizes the femininity, the sensuality… I just wanted to show beautiful women of all ages” said Jacobs backstage. Laetitia Casta, (who’s been compared to Bardot many times) opened the show, followed by Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova, Catherine McNeil, Israeli model Bar Rafaeli, Adriana Lima and (most unexpectedly) Elle Macpherson. Nearly every look featured a corset either in wool, leather, shetland or pinstripe to accent the curves, sans accessories save for a few gloves, allowing for unfettered femininity to be the central focus. While we saw a tweed jacket, sequined cable-knit sweater, and a boiled wool pea jacket, the real star of the show was the iconic Louis Vuitton bag: the Speedy.
The Speedy has been reinterpreted for the Autumn-Winter 2010-2011. A new flap has been added and top handle. Reincarnated as a doctor’s bag, the monogram has been flocked and sequined, woven in metallic thread, remade in cloque, and in guipure lace over Duchess satin. The Damier patern has been recreated in fox, shaved goat and handpainted crocodile. And in its simplest form, the Speedy has been rendered in waxed calf and reconfigured as a doctor’s bag in grainy, supple calfskin.
Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2010 Fashion Show Final Video
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