Marc Jacobs evoked a sweet and youthful innocence for Louis Vuitton's Spring 2012 collection. Complete with a rotating carousel, decorative umbrellas, and sparkly tiaras, the entire show was light and cheery. Playing with mint green, blue, pink, and white, models showed off adorable eyelet dresses adorned with feathers and flowers. And the finishing touch? Kate Moss closed the show!
Sophie Albou showed off a spirited Spring 2012 collection for Paul & Joe highlighting a mix of utilitarian and ethnic influences. While we're used to seeing one or the other, Albou was able to meld the two trends together pairing vibrant printed maxiskirts with silk button-up shirts, patent double-breasted blazers with tribal print bikini bottoms, and utility pants with sexy metallic knits. White fringed dresses and ponchos added a bohemian touch to the collection, while printed overalls provided the whimsy Albou is known for. For dressier occasions, there were a range of shimmery peasant dresses and maxidresses with sexy thigh-high slits. More details from the collection below.
- Trends: Overalls, ethnic chic, print trousers, fringe, shimmer, slits.
- Colors: Olive green, cream, gold, pewter, yellow, coral.
- Key Look: Printed overals and metallic knitwear.
- Accessories: Beaded and suede ankle wrap sandals, long metallic earrings, collar necklaces.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who like to inject everyday whimsy in their ensembles like Alexa Chung and Kirsten Dunst.
Paris Fashion Week came to a close today, marking the end of Fashion Month. Before we bid adieu, we rounded up our final batch of PFW street style filled to the brim with over 100 outfits to keep you inspired for seasons to come. From Hanneli Mustaparta's cheerful striped poncho to Olivia Palermo's gorgeous feather-embellished sheath dress, you're sure to find your fashion match in our slideshow. Just start clicking to see our favorite looks and why we love them.
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>> Kate Moss, who closed the Louis Vuitton show last season while smoking a cigarette, was back on the Spring 2012 Vuitton runway today, again closing out the show. "She asked us to do the show," Marc Jacobs explained in an interview done right afterward. Surely, the brand was none too pleased — apparently more than 2,000 pairs of the fetish boots Moss wore in the Fall 2011 show (which retailed at $2,363) have been sold.
See Jacobs talk about the show in the video below — apparently, since the show revolved around a carousel, there was a carousel horse in the Vuitton office during fittings for all the models to pose on. And Jacobs says something that throws into question whether he really wants to head to Dior: “I could never do this anywhere else, do you know what I mean? Not only the Paris thing, but Vuitton, allows me."
Was this Marc Jacobs's last collection for Louis Vuitton? If so, it was a gorgeous outing, as innocent and light as last season was naughty and rich. Models came off a white carousel, walking in sweet outfits as if every day were just another walk in the park. Oversized, embroidered eyelet took center stage, on dresses, adorning shirt collars, underneath layers of sheer organza on a skirt. Even the introduction of leather biker jackets couldn't cut the sugar, done as they were in canary yellow or baby blue, and paired with eyelet blouses and skirts. It was an idyllic setting, ultra feminine and ladylike, with nary a trace of Fall's fetishist theme. The icing on the cake? Kate Moss closing in a white babydoll dress that was covered in wispy feathers, looking innocent as can be.
- Trends: retro, ladylike, eyelet, sheer layers, biker jackets
- Colors:pale pink, sky blue, mint green, canary yellow, navy blue.
- Key Piece: Kate Moss's little white babydoll dress.
- Accessories: silver-tipped stilettos done in blocked colorways.
- Who Would Wear It: Alexa Chung, Kirsten Dunst, and other sweet'n'sexy red carpet stars.
With Paris Fashion Week coming to a close, celebs are stepping up their game to finish in high style. Even in its final hours, you never know who to expect and, most importantly, what they'll be wearing. Our latest batch includes the fashion darlings arriving at Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton – including another round of sweet looks from Alexa Chung, high-fashion from Anna Dello Russo, and a gorgeous snap of Natalia Vodianova making her way to the shows. Of course, there's more celebrity spotting where that came from, so check out the slideshow to see the rest!
>> Last night at Raspoutine restaurant in Paris, Carine Roitfeld hosted her vampire ball, bringing out Arnaults, Courtin-Clarins, and, of course, Roitfelds, in a largely red, white, and black dress code. Anna Dello Russo wore a huge, red-feathered Stephen Jones For Giles swan on her head; Roitfeld, Miranda Kerr, and Anja Rubik donned extra-heavy kohl; and Karlie Kloss bared skin in her slashed Anthony Vaccarello dress. Vamps, too, were out in full force: Abbey Lee Kershaw and Olivier Theyskens brought out their fangs while Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld and Riccardo Tisci bloodied their mouths. See more party pics in the slideshow.
>> Yesterday's street style pack brought Natalia Vodianova in a white lace jumpsuit, Hanneli Mustaparta in a brightly-striped cape, and Miroslava Duma carrying an extra-large clutch. See all these looks — plus a couple of appearances by Alexa Chung — in the slideshow.