Joanna Lowry | March 12th, 2013
Fashion season is a real schlepp. Sure, there’s pretty frocks, primo plonk and parties aplenty, but living out of a suitcase for a month, while jet setting between New York, London, Milan and Paris? It’s gruelling. Unless, of course, that suitcase happens to be a LV monogrammed one.
Louis Vuitton has a long association with luxury travel. So it was fitting that at the Louis Vuitton show in Paris earlier this week, on what was the final day of the international schedule, there was a hotel corridor — complete with wallpaper and wooden doors — instead of a runway.
The theme of the day? Negligee night crawl. Models exited their rooms in various states of dress and undress — in slinky silk slip dresses and haphazardly thrown-on overcoats. There were titillating flashes of French knickers. Kate Moss made a rare runway appearance in a see-through, flower embroidered gown.
It was a collection laden with sin and skin, but the accommodation was classy and the travel accessories chic. When the hotel doors swung open, the audience got a chance to glimpse inside: behold, vintage LV trunks and video projections of plush boudoirs.