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Clever couture: Louis Vuitton from catwalk to high street

Roxanne Parker

Published 24/09/2010 | 05:00

Aran-styleknitted jumper,
€58.13, Topshop; Black long gloves, €31, Oasis; ’50s-style full skirt, €60,
M&S; Fiorelli handbag, €49,
House of Fraser
Aran-styleknitted jumper, €58.13, Topshop; Black long gloves, €31, Oasis; ’50s-style full skirt, €60, M&S; Fiorelli handbag, €49, House of Fraser

The fifties revival is one of the strongest looks for winter 2010. While some designers, such as Isabel Marant, went for a rockabilly-inspired take on the era, it was Louis Vuitton's ultra-feminine interpretation that had fashion editors weak at the knees.

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Head-designer Marc Jacobs launched look after look of curvaceous hip-hugging dresses, dirndl skirts and cleavage-flaunting bustier tops.

The collection was one long love letter to women consisting of princess-style, boucle wool coats and the resurgence of leather '50s- style handbags. You can look like a lady for less in M&S's printed skirt, toned down with a chunky fisherman style Aran knit from Topshop.

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