Louis Vuitton has just released the photos of their 2009 Pre-Fall collection that was inspired by a book about wartime fashions. WWD reports that Marc Jacobs kept a retro mood for the collection and played with a muted palette with shots of orange and fuchsia, skirts paired with blouises and cardigans, platforms and socks, and a little black crepe dress with sculpted radzimir sleeves and lace panels. Costume jewelry also underscores the Forties feel, with a lily-of-the-valley brooch and a wooden chain necklace.
And here’s what Laird Borrelli-Persson from Style.com has to say. “Worlds (and decades) divide the blooming neon exuberance of Louis Vuitton’s Stephen Sprouse tribute collection and the house’s soberly chic pre-fall lineup, which, said women’s studio director Peter Copping, was inspired by a book on Paris during World War II. Pretty print day dresses and bustier-topped party looks were shown on models who wore their hair in Veronica Lake waves, accessorized with brooches made of wood, papier-mâché, and pearls, and sported beaded socks that alluded to 1940’s hosiery shortages. A sporty drawstring-waist topper and a sexy pair of skinny jersey ski pants added a modern element to the retro mood.”
View the complete collection after the jump…
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