Louis Vuitton Resort 2012 Collection

Posted on June 16, 2011

Being the BFF of a world class designer has its privileges. If you’re Sofia Coppola and that designer is Marc Jacobs, it means you get to collaborate on a collection.

But it wasn’t Marc the indie film princess worked with; it was Louis Vuitton design director Julie De Libran and the resulting collaboration looks like, well, like Sofia Coppola’s wardrobe. That’s definitely not a bad thing because she’s a stylish lady in her own right and while the collection sometimes bounces all over the place, the overall effect does feel like it all came out of one woman’s closet. It also feels a bit like you just stumbled upon the most amazing vintage clothing store in the world. It has a very ’60s and ’70s Paris feel to it; chic and urban, with some references to the ’30s and ’40s. We love the cloche hats, short shorts, cutout skirts and overall sporty feel to the collection. Colorful, fun, and girly.

[Photo Credit: vogue.com]

    • Anonymous

      Oooh, I get to kick it off. If I had the money, the youth and the figure I think I’d buy the whole collection. Luv the colors, the styling, and the variety. Not being a hat person I’d probably shy away from those OR . . . . maybe I’d get brave and try them–they’re pretty cute as well.

    • Anonymous

      I love it. It’s funny because a  lot of it looks Marc Jacobsy.

    • MilaXX

      I’ve never found Sophia to be particulary stylish, but I do like this collaboration & I adore the hats.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      LOVE! Emma Peel is back!

    • Anonymous

      Can’t love it all (no designer looks with hot pants, please? At least the granny panties look legitimately crazy, rather than ten-dollar-hooker), but the dresses, long and short are appealing.

    • Anonymous

      MarcJacobsMichaelKorsDianeVonFurstenburgToriBurch I can’t tell ‘em appart from season to season…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Cute, but I could do without the bow-shoe-boot things.

    • http://profiles.google.com/aislingoconnor Aisling O’Connor

      I love this collection so much, it hurts. I have that sore lump (of wanting) at the back of my throat.

    • Anonymous

      There are few really cool pieces in there, but overall this collection isn’t doing that much for me. And it really doesn’t read resort to me. (Again with the resort leather?)

    • Anonymous

      I really hope women don’t try to wear those ridiculous shoes where the heel is at least seven inches, touching the balls of the feet, with the toes also two to three inches off the ground.

    • Anonymous

      I really hope women don’t try to wear those ridiculous shoes where the heel is at least seven inches, touching the balls of the feet, with the toes also two to three inches off the ground.

    • Anonymous

      I really hope women don’t try to wear those ridiculous shoes where the heel is at least seven inches, touching the balls of the feet, with the toes also two to three inches off the ground.

    • Anonymous

      I really hope women don’t try to wear those ridiculous shoes where the heel is at least seven inches, touching the balls of the feet, with the toes also two to three inches off the ground.

    • Anonymous

      I really hope women don’t try to wear those ridiculous shoes where the heel is at least seven inches, touching the balls of the feet, with the toes also two to three inches off the ground.

    • Anonymous

      Well, at least she has better style than acting ability.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not a big fan of Louis Vuitton, but I found myself oooh-ing and aaah-ing over quite a few of these pieces.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve never considered “looks like, well, like Sofia Coppola’s wardrobe” to be a compliment. She’s usually so dowdy. Her fashion cred is as mystifying to me as Sevigny’s.

      The dresses in the first row (with the flower cutouts around the bottom) look like sister wife dresses. The pants suit in the bottom row reminds me of every tacky pants suit I had to look at in the 70s. Wearing a sweater with it *does not help*. And great Holy Mary Mother of God. Is that last get-up a denim jumpsuit?

      Most of the dresses are really cute. I love the blue and white one in the second row as well as the last one in the third row (with the insane boots).

      The collection is 50/50. Some of it is great and some is hideous.

    • Mariah J

      Very cute, I like it.

      I noticed there is an ad on your page linking to a “fashion” article dissing Kate Middleton’s gorgeous formal dress she wore recently, OH NO THEY DIDN’T

    • Anonymous

      Extremely retro. Takes me back to the days of my youth.

    • Anonymous

      I usually like the LOOK of the tie up the leg sandals, but rarely have fond any that I could wear.  If they are tight enough to stay up and walk in,, they are too tight to look or feel good.  If they are tied loose enough to be comfortable (and not look like they are cutting into your leg), they fall down with the first few steps. 
      Anyone have better luck?

      I like the look of most of the clothes and REALLY like how she does not look like those zombie model shots we usually see in these types of pics

    • http://diaryofaconsumerpunchingbag.blogspot.com/ Laura Ann Springer

      It does have a very 40′s 50′s 60′s 70′s feel about it, like many of the pieces, some make be shudder. Would say my favorite look is the Black Dress with the chunky red heels. That is so classic to me. Have to agree with Ask26 about how it is nice to see a model and not a zombie.

    • Anonymous

      This doesn’t relate, really, to the clothes – but instead to the poses.  I like this “look book” way more than the other Resort Collections we have seen here on TLo over the past week or so.  The woman looks actually human, and alive.  Which is important if you are trying to sell them clothing.  Corpses and robots can’t really purchase anything.  I know, I know – the other models are supposed to fade into the background, be a clotheshangar, yadda yadda yadda.  But, still, the androgynous, plastic, corpse look really detracts from the clothes in other “look books.”  In this one, she is my (imaginary) fabulous, flirty aunt from the 60s whose clothes I covet (except those dreadful bowtie shoes).  

      • Anonymous

        Yes! She looks like she’s having fun but also pulls off some vaguely sultry and mysterious faces as well. LOVE the model, though even she can’t fight off the dowdy of the bottom center look.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Love!

    • Anonymous

      I LOVE the dress in the second row, middle.  that length would never work on me (I’m 5’2″) but it is so cool.  want!

      • Anonymous

        Amen, sister. I’m 5’1″ and feel your pain. I would love to rock that dress, but would  need to cut off at least 6 inches.

    • http://twitter.com/Space_Kitty Space_Kitty

      Burn the jumpsuits, boot-shoe-tie-things & grandpa’s jammies and we have a deal!

    • http://profiles.google.com/sntierney Shannon Tierney

      Love the blue patterned jumpsuit (can’t believe i just wrote those words) and the blue jacket and skirt at the end of that row is amazing!!!  Screen print dress also gets a thumbs up, and the black dress, and the red and blue hat. Approve!

    • http://onionjam.tumblr.com SkipperJane

      I think this may be my favorite of the resort collections you’ve posted here.  But then I’ve always been a sucker for bold geometrics, prints, and blue/red as a combo.  

    • Anonymous

      WANT.

    • Anonymous

      WANT.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      LUV!

    • Anonymous

      Who is that model?  She’s lovely.  And I seriously want her hair.

    • Anonymous

      Except for a few problems with proportion, FAB. Geez, that model could be Keira Knightley.