LOUIS VUITTON FALL 2009
Paul Helbers cites an "African King's wardrobe" (Tim Blanks of men.style.com reports) as his inspiration.
This, indeed has African King written all over it. Whether this is of alligator skin salamander skin or some other deeply exotic predator, the jacket-most likely, is heavy. And I thought wearing animal skin was tacky. Thanks to Helbers' African King inspiration, animal skin NOW seems effortlessly chic, luxurious and deadly serious.