LAST TRAIN TO PARIS: You can always count on Louis Vuitton to create a spectacle for their bi-annual womenswear fashion shows. That was certainly the case this morning, when watching the livestream from the website, I was surprised to see a steam train pull out from behind a wall onto the runway. The models proceeded to walk off of it, alongside men who played the role of porters and carried their luggage (read handbags LOL). Although the collection wasn’t visually stunning and certainly didn’t have the power of last season’s fresh, innocent clothing, it was nice to see the girls dressed up in Belle Epoque era clothing and hats. I do have a soft spot for that era. Even if I don’t remember the collection itself in several years time one thing is for sure. The set design will be lodged in my brain for many years to come. Which just shows that in fashion, as in other forms of art, there are several elements that play an important role. Set design is one that is often neglected in discussion, but it can be the shining light of a production in some cases, as it was here.