This must have been the most anticipated show of the Paris Fashion Week. After 14 years as Artistic Director of the iconic monogram firm, Marc Jacobs led place to Nicolas Guesquière, ex Balenciaga.
The invitations came in a black Taïga enveloppe, each monogrammed to the guests initials. Very classy and thoughtful
On each seat was a note simply signed Nicolas expressing his gratitude for being here today. “Today is a new day. A big day,” “You are about to witness my first fashion show for Louis Vuitton. Words can’t express exactly how I am feeling at this moment…”
Ski Sweater anyone? This will be a smashing hit next season in Courchevel, I can guarantee it!
A lot of designers opted for tiny waists and flirty skirts, a feminine and juvenile silhouette. I love the ankle strapped boots but being short, will probably not wear them with a short skirt but rather with pants to elongate the silhouette. The contrasted color and mix of patent and matt leather will make these boots some very coveted pieces.
But there were pieces I really liked, like this casual look. I love the shinny leggings, the monochromatic look, the loosely hanging belt and the sheering black coat.
And this gorgeous black crocodile one.The cocktail dresses looked like a mix between Laura Ingals and Balenciage and the hip slits looked weird and not really practical. What kind of panty are you going to wear under this?
I could definitely picture Courtney Love emerging from a bar completely waisted wearing this look. It is the combination between the “U” neck, the nude hue, the excess of zips, the platinum hair, and hazy eyes of the model that reminded me of her, no?
Well, so much expectations for a rather disappointing show which no one in the industry will dare to qualify this way. But hey, look at Charlotte Gainsbourg back stage with Nicolas Ghesquière wearing a piece from his debut Louis Vuitton Collection. Doesn’t she look like she had a car accident and is wearing a neck collar?This is only a debut, the good thing is, it can only improve from here. Let’s not forget it, Mr. Ghesquière is an amazingly talented designer, he just needs some adjusting to the big power house which Louis Vuitton is.