It was all very 1950s heroine chic in fall winter 2010 2011 collection of Louis Vuitton. “Feminine heroines felt right for now. I don’t worry about why it feels right, it just does. I am never afraid,” said Jacobs. “Doris Day, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, and I could mention others,” he explained, referring to his influences.
What worked best was a series of remarkable skirts in three different cuts, the largest a dimple A-line, most brilliantly in hard leather. “We wanted from dowdy to sexy in the skirts and we achieved that,” said Jacobs.
The designer also sent out lots of curvy, big-button jackets cut with peplum hems that were the epitome of feminine gentility, wide A-line coats in boucle wool and some very charming printed floral organza dresses.