Arriving 20 minutes prior to show time—per the PRs instructions—I comfortably took my seat and prepared to Twitter. And for the third day in a row, none of the Tweets went through. Here’s what I would have written:
-The show venue is created around a giant spurting fountain in a courtyard of the Louvre. 15 minutes to go and seats are almost full.
-It’s beginning…a full skirt, femininity and Laetitia Casta’s boobs open the show.
-It’s very New Look and combined with the circular, elaborate fountain runway, Roman Holiday.
-Noemie Lenoir and a gaggle of VS Angels in casting.
-Pinched waists, tailleurs, coats, and a cableknit/fishnet sweater, a hybrid for a girl’s college circa ’50s style.
-I have never seen such bouncy ponytails.
-Shoes are pointy and low heeled, with Roger Vivier-like buckles.
-There is a lot of pushed-up décolleté action.
-Voluminous ballgown-cum-skirts in finale; OMG that’s Elle McPherson closing.
All in all, it was a very desirable, womanly, very specific collection. Being one of the three remaining F/W10 shows, Louis Vuitton à la Marc Jacobs captured well one of the season’s strongest trends: a strongly desired return to classic, feminine and–in a way— very direct dressing.
Images courtesy of wwd.