Louis Vuitton’s Milan mannequins have Speedy bags on the brain – literally.

September 22nd, 2011

Images via Women’s Wear Daily

As I learned first-hand last week, Fashion Week isn’t just runway shows. Like any huge trade show (and at it’s core, that’s what it is), Fashion Week brings with it a whole slew of special events, openings and parties that are designed to cater to those who are attending or interested in the shows. Which is why we have these pictures from the Milan, where Louis Vuitton has staged an exhibit of outfits mixed and matched from Marc Jacobs’ tenure at the brand at the city’s newly reopened Via Montenapoleone 2 flagship store.

The Louis Vuitton: The Art of Fashion exhibit, styled by Katie Grand, is intended to highlight the craftsmanship and modern relevance of the company’s clothes and accessories, but my eyes can’t help but go to the mannequins’ heads (or lack thereof). Grand told Women’s Wear Daily that the Speedy shape was used for the standing mannequins to purposefully comment on the place of the handbag in Louis Vuitton’s history; the accessories are quite literally the brains behind the Louis Vuitton operation. More pictures of the exhibit, after the jump.

Louis Vuitton Milan Exhibit (1)
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