With Marc Jacobs at the Louis Vuitton helm, it is best to expect the unexpected when it comes to a runway show. While it may have been brief (a breathtaking six minute interlude), such as the impact that the crowd, and indeed those around the world were giving the collection a standing ovation.
Jacobs cited a famous installation piece in the Palais Royal by Daniel Buren as his starting point- perhaps in part informing the collections three distinct lengths (mini, midi, maxi). Buren also had a hand in the opulent, modern sets which included four working escalators that gave birth to pairs of models on a vibrant yellow and white checked runway. The finale saw all of the models streaming towards us down the escalators, in their 60′s mod takes modern woman attire.
Now to the clothes. The vibrant checks in the set dressing merely mirrored the story that moved throughout the collection, from simple squares to floral embroideries to even the iconic Speedy. This collection was every part the Parisian Spring collection that we all yearn to own a piece of, with its sunny optimism and well cut minimalism it signals a designer at the very top of his game.