The Louis Vuitton SS2011 runway was a collage of Chinoiserie and African references – lots of beading, lush brocades, dimensional fur and fringe effects, all in vibrant color mixes. And the shoes? Well, as usual, Marc Jacobs keeps things surprising and original. But, while that helps to keep us from getting bored, it also often leaves me taking days or even weeks to decide if I like the shoes he is presenting in any given season.
On a positive note, the SS2011 Louis Vuitton shoes do not have me drawing back in horror as I did for the fuzzy-tasseled shoes Marc Jacobs created for last spring’s SS2010 LV collection.
And, if the giraffe-leg stiletto isn’t working for you, there were also chunkier tiger (zebra?)-striped heels as well as these fringe-beaded heels on view as well. I’m not sure if I could find an occasion to wear them. But they certainly are exuberant and youthful.
Are these practical for most wardrobes? Perhaps not. But, they certainly are artful.
What do you think?