Can someone please call Marc Jacobs and ask him where I can get the schedule and buy tickets for that fabulous Louis Vuitton train to Louvre? The bags are included in the price, right, and the porter too?
These Louis Vuitton bags ... sigh!
At the Paris Fashion Week last Wednesday Marc Jacobs showed his AW12-13 collection for Louis Vuitton. It was the show that stole my heart this fashion weeks season, I love it when people put on a good show, I'm all for the theatricals and fun. When I saw that clock and the arrival of the train he had my undivided attention. Then the models stepped off the train in gorgeous jackets and coats and cardigans and other beautiful outfits, some resembling the ones from his debated Marc Jacobs show at the NYFW, which I talked about here. This time the styling was proper, if we can use that word, and the porters carried the bags. Did I already mention the gorgeous bags? The above photos were taken by The Sartorialist and you'll find some more on his website. The ones below are close-ups from Vogue.com.
Here is a video of the show. It's so cool when the train arrives, I dare you to watch just the beginning if you're not interested in the clothes.
I think some people take fashion way too seriously. When I'm collecting material for these Fashion Friday posts I like viewing websites that I don't visit on a daily basis and I especially like reading people's reactions – it can be a better entertainment than a great novel, trust me. I couldn't help chuckling just a bit when I read the angry comments about Marc Jacobs stealing John Galliano's train idea, as if Galliano had the exclusive rights to use trains in fashion shows. For some people this seems to be a very serious issue and I'm wondering if some of them will ever be able to sleep again.
Let's move on, shall we.
Sonia Rykiel AW12-13
I have to admit that this Sonia Rykiel collection by April Crichton and Nathalie Rykiel was not my favourite from the fashion house but these two beautiful blouses/shirts caught my attention and would be more than welcome in my wardrobe.
Elie Saab AW12-13This morning I've been prolonging the publishing of this post as I was hoping that better photos from the Elie Saab AW12-13 show would appear online. There really are beautiful pieces in this collection and I find that the photos available don't do them justice. Therefore I'm including the video only. Please note model Karlie Kloss on the runway, she could kill someone with that awesome look. I can picture her as a future Bond girl, I bet she would be the first to defeat Bond himself just by staring at him!
Chanel AW12-13I haven't quite decided what I thought about what Karl Lagerfeld presented on Tuesday but I found myself liking some of the trousers. I think this is a Chanel AW collection that maybe will somehow grow on me ... or not.
Paris Fashion Week street styleHere are a few Phil Oh photos from Vogue.com and I urge you to watch the slide show for more.
Finally, here are some fashion links that deserve to be noticed:
• Stefano Pilati said goodbye to Yves Saint Laurent at the PFW
• Chloé AW12-13 at the PFW was a beautiful show
• Garance Doré has made another Pardon My French video, this one on fashion and technology
• Florina of Fashionsensitive's gorgeous piece on the art of shoemaking
• Ada of Classiq's beautiful Haider Ackermann AW12-13 post
Have a fabulous Friday!
1-3: Scott Schuman - The Sartorialist at Louis Vuitton
4-11: Yannis Vlamos for Vogue US