Marc Jacobs thought about "pale girls who don't see the sun" when creating Louis Vuitton's spring/summer 2012 line.
The creative director of the brand delighted fashion professionals by staging a catwalk show amid a giant carousel during Paris Fashion Week late last year. The clothes also dazzled, with the laser-cut motifs present in many of the pieces expected to be one of the key trends for the upcoming season.
Jacobs has discussed how he came up with the look.
"We wanted to create a feeling and emotion, so Catherine Deneuve in La sirene du Mississipi, as well as Rosemary's Baby and Mulholland Drive," he explained to the March edition of UK Glamour magazine.
"[It evokes] a poetic melancholy. Organzas that recall Death In Venice and pale girls who don't see the sun!"
Jacobs wanted the collection to look ethereal and relaxed. Creating a feminine aesthetic was also vital to him, although he also wanted the models to look fierce.
"They have a cloud-like quality, almost dreamlike. The collection is fragile, but strong at the same time; it's pretty and a little magical and removed," he explained.
"We played with proportions, creating different volumes and shapes. Even when there is definition, there is nothing too strict - apart from the sterling silver tips on the shoes."