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It must be a great challenge to take a house built on bags to a runway level, but Marc Jacobs proves he can do it, and quite effortlessly; or at least it seems! The Louis Vuitton fall/winter 2009 collection was certainly an upscale ode to the eighties, but done in a way that it didn’t feel old and already done before. Marc has certainly referenced the eighties quite a bit, more recently is his namesake labels this season, but for some reason, the Louis Vuitton collection tended to look more ahead, instead of behind. The necklaces, reminiscent of stapling construction paper into interlocking loops to hang around the Christmas tree, were just splendid, and the boots were an on-trend indication of what is too come, as far as new heights and details, in footwear.
And, lest I forget the headpieces – wonderful exaggerations of bows, or as I’d like to call them, batwings. My two favorite looks were the “Emerald City” tiered dress, practically straight out of Oz, and the amazingly draped, twisted, and knotted grey dress. Kudos Marc – you’ve done it once again (as if we had any doubt).