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Not Your Mom’s 70s at Louis Vuitton Resort 2015 (Runway Review)

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The Scene: This season's show was held in Monaco in front of the Prince's palace, which Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke noted will be the last time a fashion show will be held in the location. Names like Jennifer ConnellyCharlotte Gainsbourg, Zhang Ziyi  and more were on hand for the once-(last?)in-a-lifetime moment.

The Inspiration: This season, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière looked to the 70s to inform this new crop of designs, with the intent to reposition old school motifs to appeal to a younger set.

The Look: Quite obviously 70s in most cases. There were clashing colors, mixed patterns, exploded florals bringing to mind trendy cushions or wallpaper from the decade. Also on tap? Plenty of pantsuits and separates, with flared hemlines and large, utilitarian pockets. Curling prints creeped up pieces like off-the-shoulder tops and breezy miniskirts, while well-placed lace accents and cut-outs added a dash of sex appeal.

The Beauty: Faces were kept pretty natural, save for visible eyeliner. Hair was placed firmly behind the models' ears, cascading down the back.

The Accessories: There was an assortment of clean, top-handle carryalls, but more interesting were the cute shoulder purses Ghesquière sent down the runway. All boasting the label's iconic LV in a few forms (like monogrammed and as gold hardware), the designer put a whimsical twist on the brand's classic motifs. Trunk-shaped purses were embellished with tinsel-like fringe, or lattice-like patterns, for example.

The Takeaway: Nicolas Ghesquière predicted that his wallpaper florals might not go over well with some critics (they are quite overwhelming at times,) but besides that, this is certainly a strong, joyful resort offering.

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