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Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Runway Review

Did Kate Moss have a hunch that this season’s Louis Vuitton collection might be Marc Jacobs' last? Either way, she wanted in on the action and asked the designer to walk in the Spring 2012 show. In a nod to the shift from last season to this one, for Fall 2011 Moss closed in a fetish ensemble, while this season saw her close in a femininely demure white, ostrich feather-accented cocktail dress. It’s hard to describe the collection as anything other than charmingly pretty, especially when one considers that the set included a carousel complete with 48 white horses on which each of the models sat innocently perched.

Full of frothy sugar hues, the true beauty in the collection was that, unlike the “pretty princess” dresses one gets from brands like Milly, Alice + Olivia, and Rebecca Taylor, at Louis Vuitton there was a  grown-up (yes, despite the tiaras) elegance to the innocent, prim and proper looks – not to mention a level of intricate craftsmanship (the flower appliqués alone!) that prove that Jacobs is worthy of leading the house of Dior. Among the stand-out creations was a floral cut-out front panel dress with sheer side panel through which one could see the model's arms and the cropped, lace collared skirt suits.