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11 March 2012

All Aboard! Marc Jacobs for LV Takes the Paris Runway on a Romantic Ride

I have one  big wish-to sit front row at Paris Fashion week.  This year I watched, with my bunny slippers on, all the shows from NYFW through to Paris.

Oscar de la Renta
I loved Valentino, Chanel, Balmain, Dior, McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, Nina Ricci, Burberry, Marchesa...luxurious fabrics,bejeweled pattens and elegant drama at every turn... but stop the train---Marc Jacobs brought the Grand Finale to the Autumn/Winter 2012-13 Fashion Weeks.

 I adore Runway-maybe because I adore fashion and theatre and nowhere do the two meet as on the runway.  Most shows are often a parade of new looks but this week Marc Jacobs pulled into the station and left the others in a cloud of locomotive steam.
The train arrived onto the temporary LV station at Cour Carrée du Louvre which was edged in iron and adorned with a massive train clock, a-la Hugo, that glowed throughout the show as the locomotive blasted steam to set the mood.
As the train made its stop on the runway the models one by one descended the carriage. Each was  greeted by a white gloved porter who carried their LV luggage and bags. As they circled the tracks  music evocative of the pace of a train taking you along on a magical journey set the pace- enchanting, romantic and memorable--all that a runway should be.
“I thought, ‘No girl will carry a bag this season,’” said Jacobs. “It will be carried for her.” -Marc Jacobs
This week's amazing RTW Fall 2012 runway/station show at Paris Fashion Week by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton was elegant theatre- romantic, dramatic and unforgettable! Through a cloud of steam emerged exquisitely dressed first class passengers/models wearing towering hats with feathers, three quarter coats with ankle length skirts and pants, Mary Jane- esque pumps, luxe fabrics and patterns reflecting the classic LV checks embellished and bejeweled with crystals and oversized ornate buttons. The clothes were nostalgic - Mary Poppins meets Downton Abbey and even The Mad Hatter all aboard The Venice Simplon Orient Express. Reminiscent of an era when traveling clothes were essential to any well dressed woman's wardrobe, a time when train travel was elegant and all about luxury...Come Visit The Shopping Bag Chronicles
...and how do you travel without bags??-the show was as much about the bags as the clothes...
For me this show from start to finish was simply about the romance of travel, a bygone age- luxurious,sometimes mysterious,elegant,dramatic and alluring. An era often captured on film and in literature and now by Mr, Jacobs on the runway. Come Visit The Shopping Bag Chronicles and Applause!

Watch the Show-a Great Ride!

The show made me think of some of my favorite romantic, fun and fashionable train images and posters-Come  Visit Applause!  Enjoy!!

Audrey Hepburn, Funny Face