Paris Fashion Week: At Louis Vuitton, a reason to slow down


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A feminine vision of the divine was apparent in Marc Jacobs’ Louis Vuitton collection titled, ‘And God created woman.’ Set around a romantic fountain near the Louvre, the show’s starting point was Vuitton’s streamlined Speedy bag: a duffel shape created in 1930 ‘to meet the demands of a new era of ever-accelerating travel,’ according to the show notes.

Jacobs flattened the iconic style, covered it in sequins and lace, and stretched it ‘from East to West.’ The result was a range of elegant, structured bags worn with retro-ladylike clothes that seemed to paid homage to the feminine, and the heyday of haute couture.


It was a story that Jacobs started telling three weeks ago in New York at his namesake show, which was also sweetly nostalgic. Here, he mined the past again, with 1950s fit-and-flare dresses or pleated skirts topped with pinstripe wool corsets, hourglass-shaped jackets with crystal buttons or girlish sweaters.

It was a way of saying that today, true luxury is not always looking for the fastest and newest. It’s taking the time to enjoy quality and craftsmanship.

-- Booth Moore in Paris


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