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After last season’s steam engine, Marc Jacobs had big Marc Jacobs sized shoes to fill. The SS13 set was equally as stunning with a yellow and white chequerboard floor and a four-abreast block of escalators. The models came down in two by two (hurrah, hurrah), with identical hair and colour schemes, walking in synch, so much so that when they turned a corner, the one on the outside would accelerate to keep in line, step in time. Starting with a pair of blonde twins with 60s beehives and yellow and white chequerboard prints, the twin-thing continued to black and white chequerboard, beige and white, green and white, brown and white, and silver and white. These twins were individuals too, one wearing a crop top and maxi-length skirt in small chequerboard; the other a sculpted, pocketed all-in-one with giant chequerboard. It was a spot the difference game, with an added collar here, a different coloured bow or shoe strap there. It was fantastically fun, but let not the spectacle outweigh the standard; each outfit was a beauty in its own right. 60s minis, sweet suit jackets, pea coats, pockets and pleats made the details, and a few sparkling black evening dresses and jackets brought grace and variation. A playful concept and beautiful, precise collection, Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton is a match made in heaven.
Text: Sarah Raphael
Photography: Mitchell Sams
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