Armchair fashion critics have accused Marc Jacobs of many and various shortcomings during his time at Louis Vuitton, but so far as I can remember, no one has ever complained that he’s just too subtle. When the man designs a collection, particularly one for Vuitton, the viewer is never left with any doubt whatsoever of what was on Jacobs’ mind during the creation process.
The same holds boldly and exuberantly true for the shoes from Louis Vuitton Spring 2011. It wasn’t enough to just give the show a strong safari theme, Jacobs actually heeled the majority of his shoes with animal legs, hooves and all. In case that didn’t get the point across strongly enough, a few of the shoes actually had literal jungle animals incorporated into the straps. As always, Vuitton is bold, inventive and very taste-specific. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Photos via Vogue.com.