Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2012-13, Paris
Designer Marc Jacobs pulled out the stops for Vuitton's latest autumn-winter collection on the final day of Paris' ready-to-wear shows.
The look was all about the romance of a journey, but without the nostalgia, explained the tattooed 48-year-old, dressed for the occasion in long black dress and laced boots, jet black hair and green eyes, looking exhausted but happy.
"We just imagined this romantic notion. It's the idea of the trip," he said of the train motif.
"They made it from scratch," he marvelled. "The design started four, five months ago, right after the merry-go-round," explained the designer, who for last season's show had a giant candy-coloured carousel built in the same spot.
Jacobs' collection played heavily on contrasts between glitter and mat fabrics, with models stepping out in long skirts over cropped pants, and dresses with demure necklines and wide straps cupping the shoulder.