Scarlett Johansson Makes an Entrance at the Louis Vuitton Show

Posted on March 5, 2007

Scarlett Johansson caused quite a stir at the Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton show yesterday in Paris. Outfitted from head to toe in Louis Vuitton, Scarlett dazzled the crowd and the paparazzi. She looked radiant, although she'd just gotten back from a charity trip to India for Oxfam. We especially liked her diamond-encrusted Louis Vuitton padlock pendant.

Marc Jacobs said that his Fall 2007 designs were inspired by his lover for Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. "It's the girl with the monogram handbag," Jacobs said before his show, "as in the girl with the pearl earring, as in Scarlett Johansson." Scarlett starred in the critically acclaimed film, Girl With a Pearl Earring, which was based on the name of the famous painting by Vermeer. (It was a great film, by the way, well worth a rental if you haven't seen it. Colin Firth plays Vermeer, enough said.)

Scarlett couldn't stop raving about the show, saying "I thought it was amazing. I thought it was beautiful. And I was really happy to see how wearable everything is." Marc Jacobs talked about the low-key collection: "The colour palette was informed by paintings from Vermeer....What we set out to do was to keep a sense of romanticism and a sense of colour but to give them a force and a strength and to keep them modern."

The collection featured leather artist's smocks with big, floppy painter's berets, draped dresses in a variety of colors: purple, blue, pink and some coral. Most of the collection was sweater, skirts and pants, with some lovely dresses and suits. The large-size handbags in shearling and what looked like patent were a big hit, as were the accessories: lots of shearling, shiny belts and chunky shoe/bootsThe drebig, floppy Flemish berets to tinted patent and shearling bags, brushed-gilt plate-metal buckled belts and shiny little shoe-boots. He also used some high-tech fabrics for the handbags, such as plastic-coated sheepskin monogrammed bags. Jacobs said he mixed things up, fabric-wise, using modern finishing techniques to get an unusual effect and using luxury fabrics, then treating them so they looked like a synthetic.

It was a low-key, wearable collection, although we do wonder if the painter's berets are going to be scaled down just a bit for retail.

Scarlett can be seen entering the show near the start of this video. She sat in the front row, of course.




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