Good Girl Gone Bad
For Pre-Fall 2013, Louis Vuitton continued the 60s-inspired, mod, and ultra leggy theme first explored in the label’s Spring 2013 collection.
And, as in the Spring 2013 show, the looks were presented on paired, semi-identical models–perhaps in homage to the work of legendary fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, whose photographs, incidentally, inspired Jason Wu’s Pre-Fall collection.
The models cast in the show–sporting Peggy Moffit bowl-cuts and Twiggy side-parts–also recalled the era during which Lopez’s sketches leapt off the pages of publications like WWDand Vogue. It was a heady time, in which Mary Quant’s mini-skirt ushered in a post-pants wave of liberation.
Half-circle skirts and short-suits recalled the matchy aesthetic of Barbara Hulanicki’s Biba. Biba’s Art Nouveau-by-way-of-60s-London vibe could also be discerned within scrolling floral prints that added devilish dash to modestly prim shapes; Style.com notes that the collection’s studio director, Julie Libran was buzzing about the influence François Truffaut’s The Bride Wore Black had on the assortment.