The fashion trade lists its top ten spring 2009 shows as follows: Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Giorgio Armani, Jil Sander, Koi Suwannagate, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Rodarte. A look from Chanel right, in which the pub declares: "This was Karl Lagerfeld at his savvy best: classic Chanel with a youthful twist. Terrific tweeds, saucy knit numbers and glorious eveningwear, and kudos for that clever stage set with models emerging from a replica of Chanel's 31 rue Cambon headquarters." A stellar season for Marc Jacobs, on the list twice for Louis Vuitton and his eponymous collection, which "...embraces the past and ample Americana in a spectacular collection that piled on the Gibson girl references with much gusto: bustles, plaids, tweeds, brocade glitter and boater hats galore." [WWD, subscription req]
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