A model in Louis Vuitton's 2010 Cruise collection. Photo courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton presented a sunny Cruise collection yesterday - transporting rain-soaked editors from the dreary streets of New York to the fabulous French Riviera. Continuing with the house's coquette theme from Fall (read: mini proportions in rich fabrics, with a healthy does of Lacroix and YSL references), LV's flamboyant party girl was still in tact. This time, she traversed the Côte d'Azur in micro-shorts, tiny tweed suits, a black patent trench and fisherman's hat, rope jewelry, and slouchy sequin open-toe pirate boots.

Accessories are the backbone of the house, and pumps decorated with leather rosettes were particular stand outs. They also introduced a monogram-print nylon bag. Fashion is all about legs right now-long and bare-and LV's designer, Marc Jacobs, has taken hemlines to new heights. Skirts were so abbreviated, one editor commented that the luxury brand must be saving money on fabric. But the press office assured me that in the stores, there will longer versions, for a less brazen customer.