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.

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  • Cathy Fitz

    I initially thought I wouldn’t like them, but I realized that their mesmerizing. Really quite interesting, and it makes me look much longer at the mannequins much longer that I might have. Clever.

  • Lianne

    That is… creepy

  • 19yearslater

    This is kind of cool, actually. I like the concept behind it.

  • Jackie Ellis

    Weird, a bit creepy (as said).. but quite cool. And… I’m coveting that blue dress!!!

  • Cris

    Original and beautiful display!

  • MsLabelsofLust

    I live for the bags in pic.3 why don’t they make reissues of them idk..sigh*

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