Louis Vuitton Ends Paris Fashion Week With A Carousel of Pastel Delights

Models sit on a carousel at the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Paris Fashion Week show on Oct. 5.
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Leave it to Marc Jacobs to close Paris Fashion Week with a triumphant carousel fantasyland BANG of a show for Louis Vuitton that had everyone speculating even more about his rumored move to the house of Christian Dior. If there’s anyone in fashion right now who puts on a SHOW (we’re talking full-on theatrics, as also evidenced at New York Fashion Week), it’s Mr. J, the reigning king of modern (yet still totally cool) luxury. His only peer in this department currently is Karl Lagerfeld, who also creates spectacular fashion week shows of the more classic luxury variety at Chanel. (Former Dior designer John Galliano would probably also be included in this category were he still at the helm of the label). But seriously, A GIANT WHITE CAROUSEL filled with models in the prettiest of pastel frocks? We think this grand gesture might have some meaning…

Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Paris Fashion Week show on Oct. 5.
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Models hopped off their horses one by one to saunter past a celeb-packed front row that included Olivia Wilde, Nicole Richie, and Alexa Chung—all perfect muses for Louis Vuitton Spring 2012. The collection felt like a whimsical Easter parade of frothy femininity and included fuller knee-skirts topped with moto-style jackets that had exaggerated collars. Rounding out the accessories were matching-hued handbags (obvs, this is Louis!) and pointy pumps tipped in silver that are officially on our most wanted list.

Olivia Wilde, Nicole Richie, and Alexa Chung outside the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Paris Fashion Week show on Oct. 5.
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Daisies were a popular motif and color seemed to bleed into the light fabrics. All of the models wore elegant top knots swept back by white headbands, which makes this, truly, the year of the bun. Oh, and closing the show? Kate Moss, of course, a vision in white, feathered daisy elegance. Overall, there was a whole Umbrellas of Cherbourg vibe that has us wondering if this really is going to be Marc’s swan song for the label. If it is, we’d say he’s leaving—as the ancient belief goes—singing one beautiful song.

Kate Moss at the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Paris Fashion Week show on Oct. 5.
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