Glam’d: Who The Hell Would Wear This?

Designer du jour, Marc Jacobs, is stirring the pot yet again. The Louis Vuitton Creative Director presented the Spring 2010 collection during Mercedes Benz Paris Fashion Week. Jacobs Spring 2009 collection re-invented grungy plaid as a high-fashion statement. Notice how plaid has been everywhere for the last couple of seasons. He has the type of following that will make people buy anything and he knows it.

The clothes themselves seem to have a tribal/gypsy inspired theme which he described as, “street clothes, embracing the hippie-cyber, tribal-punk world.” All of the models, regardless of ethnicity, wore huge afro wigs with bows in them, which may have been an attempt to be shocking. Some of the individual pieces looked good but it was hard to evaluate them because of the way the models were over styled. European designs are generally meant to be original more than wearable, but it seems as if some designers have the word original confused with nutty these days. The whole show, which was broadcast live on Facebook, reminded me of the Derelict fashion show from Zoolander.

Models marched down the runway in some type of clog/loafer/moccasin/high-heeled hybrid shoes that can best be described as weird. Some of them were adorned with feathers, buckles and marabou hair. They go beyond quirky into that, “Who the hell would wear this?” territory. These shoes are the literal translation of emperor’s new clothes, but you know some starlet (Rihanna) is going to turn up at a party wearing them any day now.

The handbags were great though. There were several new shapes and each had a brightly colored raccoon tail attached to it. It was a cute new twist on the ultimate status bag. Fashion show courtside regular, Zoe Saldana turned up in a black mini-dress from one of the House of Vuitton’s more demure collections. What do you think of the collection? Hot or hot mess?

Photos by WireImage
—— By: Cynthia G. Caban

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