Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 and Chanel Fall 2010 Carousels

I love the idea of a fashionable carnival.  In fact, I created an entire store event around the theme which you can read all about here.

So when I saw how the carnival carousel was customized by two of fashion’s most influential brands, I had to take notice.  Can you even believe how Chanel customized a revolving carousel out of all their most famous icons.  See if you can spot them all, the CCs, pearls, bow and more.


I think the finale is the best when surprisingly, the icons become moving parts that the models elevate and descend with.  And I love how Karl leads the model pack away from the carousel as he takes his finale walk.  It just emphasizes the fact that he has so many followers.

Yesterday night, I squealed in delight when I saw a similar fashion show- this time led by Louis Vuitton.   As you’ll see here, the staging and production value was just as breathtaking and awe-inspiring.  This time the models started on the carousel and modeled off the stage, with the designer entering the stage and walking a full round, no models in sight, quite the opposite of how the Chanel show was produced.  It’s interesting to see how they tried to change it up in order not to be accused of stealing Chanel’s carousel runway idea.  But we all know they did, right?

A-MAZING, no?  I simply adored the clothes on the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 runway!  I loved the pastel palette, ladylike silhouettes, shine, sparkle and feathery drama.  Being a major Chanel fan, I feel like a traitor for admitting this but I preferred the clothes off the Louis Vuitton runway! As far as the runway staging and production go though, I revert to my Chanel loyalty.  I preferred Chanel’s customized carousel and Karl’s grand exit.  So, FabGabBlog readers, whose runway show did YOU like more?


  1. Sofia says:

    Love the concept but…
    Chanel has the edge in my opinion – the classic androgynous feel, the monochromes – it’s a stunning contrast to the provocative idea of the merry go round. Both beautiful collections though x

    1. fabgab says:

      Thanks for the comment and for sharing your opinion! Also thanks for dealing with my blog’s current under construction phase.

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