Globetrotter extraordinaire Kim Jones finally made it to India inFebruary, and said it surpassed all expectations — even though the showvenue, a former greenhouse, matched the heat of the Indian desert inAugust. Yet apart from using the obligatory bright pink, the navy blueof that populous nation, Louis Vuitton’s men’s style director etched thetheme lightly, winking to the hunting, military and sporting styles ofmaharajas mixed with “that modern Indian cool.”

The collection had a tangy, youthful allure, the straight-legpants high and tight on the hips transmitting that same Seventies vibefavored by Nicolas Ghesquière, Vuitton’s new artistic director ofwomen’s collections, who sat front-row.

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