Picture a quiet Paris street on a rainy spring day. There is a glow on the sidewalk and bright flowers in the window sill. With its element of gloom and the truth of the decay that brings about the light and growth of the season, it is an endlessly romantic scene. It is that same kind of messy, romantic beauty that Marc Jacobs is able to bring to life in the Louis Vuitton SS 2007.
In this fairytale runway, music mimics the sound of chirping birds and wildflowers bloom from the chic LV shopping bags. But the most noticeable choice Marc made in this show was in the deconstruction and layering in light, springtime fabrics. The garments are done in neutrals or light toned shades offsetting the extravagance of Marc Jacobs’ flouncing, ruffling, and voluminous frills. Through this, was something that felt sweet and innocent. Then, the natural shades and cloudy sheer fabrics then introduced a sort of moody undertone. Meanwhile, suited elements like button-downs and collars were undone in a way that was able to achieve that sense of messiness.
Among this creative narrative brought to life by Marc Jacobs, was the employment of Louis Vuitton level excellence in the accessories. There were gladiator sandals with a circular metallic heel and scrap fabric headbands appearing like flower crowns. Models were made up with glittery eyeshadow painted under their eyelids. And then, in classic Louis Vuitton nature, there were incredible handbags. They played off of the same deconstruction and reconstruction found in the garments. This runway saw gorgeous satin shopping bags, bags made of bags, and bags decorated in snaps. The beautiful products in this show seemed to further symbolize the growth after decay that is symbolic of the season itself.
With Spring Summer 2007, Marc Jacobs brought us a Louis Vuitton collection detailed in layers of breezy fabrics cut, uncut, and recut into a dreamy little display of a fairy garden. Jacobs accomplishes a salient collection of garments as well as one that is beautifully and timelessly emotive. It is kind of a symbol of hope that is not ignorant to, but rather keenly aware of the messiness and decay that exists along the path of new beginnings.