Thursday, November 29, 2007

Spasibo, Louis

As much as I've made it obvious that I'm so over celebrities posing as fashion models (see September post), I can't help but love Mikhail Gorbachev in this ad for Louis Vuitton. But really, does the last president of the Soviet Union count as a "celebrity"? He's certainly no Lindsay Lohan.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Darjeeling Luggage

Wes Andersen's new movie, The Darjeeling Limited, follows the journey of three brothers on a train excursion through India to find their mother. Their father died, leaving them all of his possessions, including Adrien Brody's sunglasses and a set of the most covet-worthy luggage ever. Each brother gets several pieces of his father's "baggage" and carries it with him throughout the entire movie. Although the gorgeous orange cases stamped with a pattern of palm trees and animals, as well as their father's initials and the number of that piece of luggage, is supposed to represent something larger in their lives, I found that I couldn't take my eyes off of it for the sake of its sheer beauty.

Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton provided the costumes, as well as the luggage, making The Darjeeling Limited one of the best costumed movies in the memorable past.

Captions – Above: the movie poster; Middle: the brothers' perfect LV suits. Take special notice of Adrien Brody's sunglasses and belt - two items they kept referring to throughout the film. Bottom: The luggage in all of its glory.

Nothing spectacular happens in this clip about the movie's production, but it does feature the Marc Jacobs luggage carried by Adrien Brody.