Jaw Dropping: Marc Jacobs Sets Louis Vuitton’s Spring Show on a Carousel!


Last season for Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs sent his models to the runway in caged elevators complete with uniformed operators to open the doors. Kate Moss closed the show while smoking a cigarette. You might have thought (like I thought), ‘Well, he’ll never top that.” But you’d be wrong.

For Louis Vuitton’s spring 2012 collection, amidst rumors that this will be his last collection for the house before he takes the reins at Dior, Jacobs set his show on a fully operating CAROUSEL! The carousel was covered by a white curtain, so when the show started just before it’s scheduled start time at 10 a.m. and the curtain dropped, so did everyone’s jaws and an audible gasp ran through throughout audience. One by one models hopped off their horses and walked the round runway. Kate Moss, once again, closed the show, looking ethereal in a white sequined feathered broderie anglaise dress.

Louis Vuitton Resort 2012


Sofia Coppola has collaborated with Louis Vuitton on a capsule collection of shoes and bags in the past, but for the brand’s Resort 2012 collection, her sphere of influence was taken a bit further. Coppola chose the venue for the presentation — the Pool Room of the Four Seasons Hotel in New York — and served as”official muse” for the collection — which was based on her personal style — consulting on all areas of design.

“Oh my God, for me it’s really fun,” Coppola said. “I’m happy to give my opinion of, I wish I could have this or that.” The collection’s Eiffel Tower print, for instance, is a nod to her current hometown of Paris. “I told [Vuitton design director Julie De Libran] I want a new wardrobe,” Coppola added — and thus, the collection is based on her favorite shapes, including a denim tunic dress.