Allow me to explain. And allow me to apologize in advance if you’re on the hungry side.
See, a lasagna is usually layers of food that shine when brought together (cheese, noodles, meat or whatever) and unless you enjoy spoonfuls of ricotta cheese or a lonely noodle here and there, these ingredients are just better together. A lasagna style collection would be something that looks great at first, but once separated from their runway counterparts, they just look stupid.
Now a gumbo on the other hand, is a combination of things you can eat by themselves (crab legs, sausage, shrimp) and they could stand alone if they so chose. Some gumbos even include non related foods that just somehow work together.
In the metaphoric kitchen that is Pre-Fall, there’s a pot o’ gumbo. And that pot’s name… is Louis Vuitton.
When Marc Jacobs said he and Nicolas Ghesquière would be working together to make the transition at Louis Vuitton a smooth one, what he clearly meant was they would both design collections and stick ’em together. (How very Project Runway of them!) The result is disjointed, yes, but then again… so is gumbo.
Moonboots, fuzzy loafers, glamping, camo boots, tweed, fur, and beanies. Mmmmm, all I need now is a little rice.
Images Courtesy of Louis Vuitton via Style.com