Pre-Fall 2012

bobobob

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Credit: Style.com
By Nicole Phelps:
"Disney's "It's a Small World" was playing at Louis Vuitton's presentation. It's a fitting message; few brands have the global reach of this powerhouse. For pre-fall, design director Julie de Libran opted to expand on the house codes established since Marc Jacobs moved in and began designing ready-to-wear for the company nearly 14 years ago. And she did that through the lens of Charlotte Perriand, the late architect and designer who's as well-known in France for her personal style as for her prodigious output between the wars.

That meant that the clothes had a vaguely 1940's feel, with menswear checks bonded to duchesse satin to produce the softened, slightly rounded shapes of car coats and skirtsuits. It also gave de Libran a reason to put a military spin on the proceedings. Trompe l'oeil frogging details dressed up both a baby-doll dress belted high on the waist and a princess coat. As for other house codes, the iconic Stephen Sprouse leopard print made an encore performance on a sharp mohair jacquard pantsuit. The charm factor was high here—see the studded and grommeted berets and the shoes with tufts of fur spilling out. Most important to the brand, however, is the reintroduction of the Papillon bag. Now in a mini size, the cylindrical tote came "debossed" with the LV logo. The world is full of embossed monogram bags, after all."
 

RedDuchess

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Thank you OP, The fur is amazing, but realistically based on what I may be able to afford, I would adore a large Papillon, I've always shyed away from the bag as I felt it was too small for me to utilize
 

evca99

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Do you think that black Papilion has silver hardware??????? It looks like. I´m in love:love:
 

Dixie79

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I think she accidentally grabbed a Chanel flap...:lol:
LOL, I know...thats why it's perfect. Love the flap, just don't want a Chanel...
Fell so in love that I sentd a message thru fb to my SA, since he is going to Paris next week... He promised to chek it out for me!!!