Leave it to Louis Vuitton to solve a handbag problem that we didn’t even know we had – how do you get more handbags on the runway than there are models to carry them without weighing down the ready-to-wear? As it turns out, the answer is creating a travel-themed show, complete with a functioning train, and giving the models each a uniform-clad porter to carry her “luggage.” Vuitton took full advantage of these runway helpers, loading each model-helper down with multiple bags – sometimes as many as four.

That meant that we got to see a lot of lovely luggage on the runway, from oversized crocodile hat boxes to traditional luggage suitcases. Things got a little harrier when the show moved on to regular handbags, though, both figuratively and literally. While some of the fur-detailed monogram bags were lovely, other fur-covered satchels looked a little bit too much like Cousin It. Also, I’m not sure how high-end the weathered circular hardware closures used on many of the bags looks. As much as I loved last season’s Vuitton collection, this one might take some getting used to.

Images via Vogue.com

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  • Alexandra Davidoff

    I giggled when I first saw the ‘runway helper’ carry the less luggage influenced bags…..it’s always quite humorous to see a man’s gloved hand holding a handbag, and it is so especially in shot #10, #51, #60 and #66!!!

  • Bir

    WELCOME BACK LOUIS !!!!!!!! I have nothing but good things to say the show the bags the look the clothes they take us back to the days when vuitton was born and at the same time show us the path to the future I love it love the bags love the shoes love everything!!!!!!!!!!

  • mlle p

    I like the long black logo one – the “sparkly dachshund” as I call it.

  • FelixBrown

    If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well

  • ElleOnWheelz

    So many faves! Well done, LV, well done.

  • Melanie

    I loved the purple velvet doctor looking bag. Thats what I’d take home. You can keep that fur and feathers stuff though ::wrinkle nose::

  • 19yearslater

    I love this! I can always count on LV to entertain me even if I don’t fancy any of the bags. I do like some of this, though. Not the furs but a lot of the others are nice.

  • David

    the whole show felt so fabulously downton abby! i love that shows are becoming more of a spectacal as chanel and vuitton compete for who can make the most elaborate show

  • Fashiondoesntexist

    I love these handbags are really amazing, I love them they are so cool!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • Karin bag4bag

    Hmm the fur bags…inspired by the Pekinese dog ? Do you need a brush to keep them in top health ! I LOVE their idea of a porter carrying the luggage on the runway.  Full length shot of the male porter wouldn’t have gone astray ! (only joking) Talk about spectacle and showmanship !  There is a bit of old world Hollywood glamour about it all.  Don’t think I particularly like the merchandise but would have been an impressive show.

  • http://twitter.com/thechicaddict Jessica Stensrud

    Beautiful bags! I thought this was such a clever way to display the bags.

    http://thechicaddict.blogspot.com

  • Tlee80

    cousin it is kinda scary

  • MsLabelsOfLust

    Am disappointed..None of the bags grab me like they did last year..sigh

  • Marie Martell

    Wow! They’re some really nice bags in this collection!
    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.r.logan Alex Logan

    The entire collection is an utter failure by Marc. Does he have no fantasy this year beyond the sac voyage bag shape? Very, very disappointing.

  • ColoradoLady

    LV is just killing me!  Every year I say, no more bags!  But there is always a new one to covet!  Love the vibrant colors and textures (not so much the fur ones…although I wouldn’t turn it away if someone wanted to give me one!)  I am however afraid to see what the prices will be!  :-o

  • Katja

    To good to be true;) I just love those designs!

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