Marc Jacobs could not have chosen a better note with which to close the Spring 2002 collections—his Louis Vuitton show perfectly captured the dreamy, romantic aesthetic that has dominated the season.

One of the many feats Jacobs pulled off was to make snakeskin soft and demure. His gently scalloped silver python skirts and cropped jackets conveyed not a hint of aggression, while a delicate snake trim also surfaced on a mini-suit and several perky dresses. Elsewhere, Jacobs offered some of the best peasant dresses around—A-lined, swimming with delicate paisley prints, and grazing the floor. The same silhouette was used for the empire washed denim robes, which gave the humble fabric an air of grandeur. Lamé jackets with naif embroideries are just the thing to throw over any of these superb dresses.

This is clearly the season to invest in Louis Vuitton accessories. After the street-inspired (and by now ubiquitous) graffiti totes, what better change of pace than a sweet butterfly, mouse or winking owl bag?