It's pretty difficult to do something we haven't seen before with a runway show. But trust Marc Jacobs to pull it off for Louis Vuitton's Spring 2013 collection. The set featured four working escalators painted in a pop art version of the LV checks, setting the tone for the entire show.

I love a check pattern as much as the next girl, and the checkered handbags are definitely TDF, but the conceit did quickly become boring. Quickly indeed since the models came out in pairs and the entire show was over in 6 minutes. The problem was that every pairing just seemed like a reworking of the same look.

The three dominant lengths were inspired by the Les Deux Plateaux installation by Daniel Buren at the Palais Royal. The piece features columns of three different heights which informed Jacobs' decision to go with mini, midi and maxi lenght skirts.

"After the romance of the train and storytelling, this felt like something very powerful without telling a story. I was like, yeah, let's have a grid," Jacobs said to

Florals broke up the monotony in oversize two-tone prints, and a dash of sparkle livened things up as well. Silhouettes remained consistent.

There are a ton of wearable pieces in this collection, which may have been the goal of adhering to strictly to such a literal theme. But it wasn't quite the fashion fantasy we've come to expect from LV.