TIME AND AGAIN
PARIS — When it comes to resort, it’s a tale of two decades. At Givenchy, Alexander McQueen puts a Fifties spin on the season, pairing full circle skirts with cropped jackets and adding ribbon detail to ladylike dresses. Meanwhile, Marc Jacobs’ collection for Louis Vuitton displays echoes of the Eighties, including zipper detail on jackets and skirts, glitzy Lurex swimsuits and stiff canvas trenchcoats with big belts. As for accessories, the latest Vuitton bag is a “beach case” available in two colors — coral or transparent with a hint of gold. It rolls neatly around beach essentials such as a towel and bottle of water, and even comes complete with a detachable purse for wet swimsuits.