marc jacobs has the luxury of living a dual life: spending time at the mercer, getting inspiration from the streets for his namesake line, and living in paris, adding european flair to louis vuitton. the vuitton girl has always always been prim with an edge, but this season, she was definitely more french. jacobs cited loulou de la falaise (a ysl muse) and ines de la fressange (chanel and roger vivier) as inspiration, but to me it was definitely more of the modern french eccentric (think lady amanda harlech).
the looks included chic wrap coats, tiered skirts, poofy hem tunics, dresses with lace or that looked almost shredded, sexy ruffled collar suits, hammered silk tulip skirts, lamé trenches, knitwear woven with metallic threads, and gorgeous balloon skirts with nude underlayers. and since this is vuitton, the girls were accessorized up. bags came in stamped velvet and leather, patchwork tapestry, or in an overprint monogram in gold, cone heel tapesty mary jane platforms and thigh high boots had pearls in the heel) and necklaces were rubber and metal “chain” necklaces, just like you made in third grade art class. it was a happy end to a somewhat moody paris, and it was only fitting that marc was the one to bring the party favors.
runway pics from coutorture; accessory shots from style.com