Marc Jacobs delivered yet another impeccable
collection for Louis Vuitton today, once again raising
the ante for designers in Paris.
Jacobs acknowledged the predominantly black, moody aesthetic that has been so prevalent this season but gave it a sophisticated, playful spin that was nothing short of joyful. His felted cavalry twill coats and suits were hard and sexybut also sweet, thanks to puffs of mink that served as buttons. Jacobs' silk jersey Empire dresses were miles ahead of the pack, relying solely on modest polka dots and precise cut for effect. His denim jeans with tiny gold zipper pulls at the pockets will bring quiet luxury to the street. Tone-on-tone plaid dresses and efficient little robes with colorful optic insets referenced mod classics but felt absolutely fresh and original.
Evening was also impeccable. Mink pom-pom T-shirts were effortlessly chic; velvet dresses and translucent silk jersey tunics were simultaneously cool and grown-up, especially when worn with high cordovan side-lace boots that are sure to become one of Fall's must-have accessories.