Louis Vuitton: As the blinding sun streamed through the glass house where Marc Jacobs shows his Louis Vuitton collections, many guests used their nifty LV program folders to shield their eyes. Then, suddenly, a loud swoosh, and down came heavy black theatrical curtains all the way around, followed by a film projection that harkened back to silent movies and warned, “The show will start in 1 minute.” After a flourish of LV monogrammed spotlights, out came the girls for a collection Jacobs called “eclectic and eccentric.”

Hear, hear. The cinematic tricks only hinted at a collection that happily pirouetted spring’s girly-girly grist into unchartered turf. Think bouffanted Sixties starlet thinking Theda Bara thinking Cleopatra and you’ve just begun to get a handle on the show, a witty escapade that confused some in the audience and left others positively gleeful.

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