V Style: Woodstock and Foxy Brown at Louis Vuitton Spring 2010 Show

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John Kennedy / October 8, 2009

If the Louis Vuitton Spring show was any indication, the Afro is back and bigger than ever.

Yesterday’s (October 7) Paris show was virtually a bohemian parade, with models strutting down the runway looking like multicolored clones of Pam Grier as Foxy Brown.

As for the threads, the ready-to-wear collection summed up the Swinging ’60s, offering a full and competing spectrum from the libertine hippie to buttoned-up, aggressive looks. The former came through in the fringed ombre denim jackets, free-flowing BoHo frocks and psychedelic prints straight from the wild-child Woodstock days. The later was apparent in the military-inspired cargo pockets accenting jackets and skirts, even turning the staid tweed coat into a political statement with its olive epaulettes and breast pockets that recall a society matron drinking tea in the middle of Hanoi.

Yes, leave it to Marc Jacobs to cover an entire decade of tumult in a fifteen-minute fashion show. –Adrien Field