(PARIS) Louis Vuitton
He’s moving on! Marc Jacobs has finally confirmed to WWD that he’s leaving Louis Vuitton to focus on growing the Marc Jacobs brand. The fashion funeral we witnessed today chez Vuitton told us that. It was indeed a compilation of Marc’s greatest hits as we predicted, but done all in black. Memories of shows past flooded guests as they ascended a pink staircase complete with French maids dusting away as they entered the show.
Everything was sequined. Why? The show notes explained that the sparkle factor is how Marc thinks of Paris. “It isn’t the depth of the city that takes my breath away,” he said. “It’s about the decoration and applied ornamentation that dazzles.” In fact, the only pieces that weren’t black and sequined were boyfriend jeans, layered under sheer dresses or cropped evening jackets. Jacobs was thinking of “esoteric and extroverted” women, of which the show notes included a long list of female inspiration from Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele and Anna Wintour to Lady Gaga and Cher; “To the showgirl in all of us,” he concluded.