Louis Vuitton Fall 2010: Victoria's Secret Angels, 80s Glamazons and Top Models Collide!

To be honest, Fall 2010 hasn't been my favourite of seasons. My favourite designers (like Gucci, Balmain, Stella McCartney, Alex Wang and Michael Kors) weren't terrible, but also weren't knockouts. Overall, the season seemed somewhat uninspired. Of course there were exceptions, but for the most part I saw the same-old, same-old. Marc Jacobs was one of the few designers who presented a collection far superior than those of recent history, with his trip somewhere over the rainbow in New York. Jacobs, who is also the head designer of Louis Vuitton, brought much of the wistful, womanly and straightforward themes from his signature collection to the French mega-brand.
The title of the collection was And God Created Woman, after the 1956 Brigitte Bardot film. Many of the styles from the film (and the late fifties as a whole) were reflected in the collection, which required a body type different than the cast of twelve-year-old Russian Elfins who normally stomp the runways. Jacobs flew in some of the world top models to walk the show, and their womanly bodies looked incredible in the clothes! The centerpiece of the collection was Elle MacPherson, who looked divine in a full, pleated closing number. Victoria's Secret models Adriana Lima, Bar Refaeli, Alessandra Ambrosio and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley all made rare runway appearances at the show. As did noughties top models Coco Rocha, Caroline Trentini, Jessica Stam and one other special face... LILY DONALDSON! My favourite model of all time, who up until the last day of the last fashion week walked a total of ZERO shows, finally answered my prayers and walked exclusively for Louis Vuitton. Lily is in high demand, so I knew she wasn't walking because she couldn't find work, so I'm glad to see she didn't skip out the season entirely! Back to the clothes, overall we saw a more colourful and Parisian take on Marc Jacobs' New York collection: full skirts, belted waists and lots of corsets and bustiers, which caused something rarely seen at fashion shows: cleavage! This collection was a perfect ending to the Fall 2010 fashion month, and raises my confidence as to where fashion is headed. Leave your thoughts on the collection in a comment after the jump!

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