If you’ve ever wondered what it would take to get a world-weary group of fashion people to cheer before a show has even started, we now have the answer: a custom-built, lacquered blue Louis Vuitton locomotive.
Marc Jacobs (and the giant budget bestowed upon him by LVMH) closed out this final day of both Paris fashion week and the never-ending fashion month with an actual train, which rolled into the Cour Caree du Louvre for Louis Vuitton’s fall 2012 show.
Models sat in the car in pairs, and exited one by one, each joined by a personal porter carrying the upcoming season’s handbags. There were hats, these more cloche and structured that the oversized Jamiroquai-inspired toppers Jacobs showed at his eponymous collection in New York, brocade jackets, and form-fitting, tea-length skirts layered over cigarette pants. Crystal-embellished buttons and front-flap pockets made the simpler cuts interesting, while elbow gloves made us think happily of Downton Abbey. (Mary and Matthew 4eva!)
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
[Video via Fashionista.]