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Taking a breather from fashion hijinks, Marc Jacobs is reworking some of his classics at Louis Vuitton, creating an urbane mix-and-match wardrobe for pre-fall.

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Taking a breather from fashion hijinks, Marc Jacobs is reworking some of his classics at Louis Vuitton, creating an urbane mix-and-match wardrobe for pre-fall. Conservative yet quirky, the collection blends Fifties tailoring with sportswear influences. Here, his wool skirt suit, silk blouse and leather gloves and pumps.

This story first appeared in the January 14, 2008 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Pre-fall is taking a sophisticated, ladylike route of late. At Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs goes for a chic-meets-quirky look, while Celine’s Ivana Omazic is infusing her collection with Prussian military airs, with an emphasis on wintry coats. At their first pre-fall runway show, 6267’s Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi channeled both the Romanovs and Roman starlets of the Seventies, tempering richness with sleek cuts and placing a high focus on the waist.

Photos by Dominique Maitre, Franck Mura and Davide Maestri

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