The economic downturn did not nothing to stop the luxury from oozing out of each and every piece in the Louis Vuitton Fall ’09 collection. Normally, I just check out the accessories, but the clothes this season are so fun! There was a bit Madonna in the ’80s, with a dash of the Mary Jane Girls and a touch of a femme fatale from the 1940s (think suits). Marc Jacobs cited French glamour from the 80s as inspiration and it shows with lots of ruching, ruffles, bubble skirts and peplum jackets. The accessories were amazing. Giant necklaces looked were reminiscent of paper chains from school days. The heels were towering in an array of luxurious fabrics like lace and velvet with pearls on the heels and thigh-high boots that would have made “Pretty Woman” proud graced the runway. The final touch of class came in the form of leather fingerless gloves opera gloves – ruched, studded and in different colors.
The bags are stunning, particularly the black/gold/beige combos. Words can’t describe the beauty – chains, embossed leather, new treatments, gilded monograms, leather ruffles – it’s all there. The eye glasses were a nice surprise and are some of the most unique frames I’ve seen in some time. Since the clothing and accessories were big statement pieces the hair and makeup was kept pretty low key. Hair was upswept (some with dramatic headpieces ready to take flight) and makeup was minimal with black eyeliner and neutral lips and cheeks. All of this was set off against a gold backdrop and music reminiscent of the 80s sound. See it for yourself!
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