Marc Jacobs's Last Show @ Louis Vuitton

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that set :wtf: it's a mishmash of the shows from the past 6 seasons, except everything is in black for the farewell (fountain, elevator, carousel, train station, escalators, concierges for the hotel theme last season)


haha I kinda teared up watching this. i was never a huge fan but this show was the perfect end to an iconic era.

EXCEPT - this is his last show and that's the cast he chooses? SMH!


This collection is dedicated to the woman who inspire me and to the showgirl in every one of them, Emmanuelle Alt, Jane Birkin, Betty Catroux, Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele, CoCo Chanel, Cher, Grace Coddington, Sofia Coppola, Victoire de Castellane, Catherine Deneuve, Claude Lalanne, Julie de Libran, Lady Gaga, Judy Garland, Katie Grand, Juliette Gréco, Françoise Hardy, Zizi Jeanmaire, Rei Kawakubo, Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Kate Moss, Louise Nevelson, Edith Piaf, Miuccia Prada, Lee Radziwill, Millicent Rogers, Sonia Rykiel, Carla Sozzani, Elsa Schiaparelli, Barbra Streisand, Diana Vreeland, Vivienne Westwood, Anna Wintour.

Whether extrovert or esoteric, they are the figures that keep visual language vital. Their style, imagination, creativity, talent, vision and voice have changed our landscape.

When I look around Paris it isn’t the depth of the city that takes my breath away. it’s the decoration and the applied ornamentation that dazzles. It is not about thinking, it is about feeling. There may be no deeper sensation than this when it hits. While designing this collection the same instinct gathered momentum. I take pleasure from things for exactly what they are, revelling in the pure adornment of beauty for beauty’s sake. Connecting with something on a superficial level is as honest as connecting with it on an intellectual level.

To the showgirl in all of us.

Marc.
WWD NEWS ALERT: Jacobs Exits Vuitton To Focus On IPO

Marc Jacobs is leaving Louis Vuitton as plans take shape for an eventual public offering for the Marc Jacobs brand.

LVMH chairman and ceo Bernard Arnault, together with Jacobs and his long-time business partner Robert Duffy, confirmed the developments to WWD following months of speculation.

The applause that rang out this morning from the vast tent in the Cour Carrée of the Louvre signaled the end of Jacobs’ tenure as creative director for the storied French house and the official beginning of Jacobs' IPO preparation. The offering should occur within the next three years. WWD first reported on June 10 LVMH’s interest in taking Marc Jacobs public.

Jacobs’ successor at Vuitton has not been named, nor has a decision been made, though strong indicators continue to point to Nicolas Ghesquière as the frontrunner.

With Jacobs’ and Duffy’s contracts with Vuitton set to expire at the end of this year, speculation had been rampant about their future at the brand. They reportedly sought investment guarantees for the New York-based Jacobs business, of which LVMH owns a substantial stake. The luxury conglomerate, Jacobs and Duffy each own one-third of the Marc Jacobs trademark.

Jacobs leaves Vuitton after a dazzling 16-year run during which he orchestrated the transformation of the leather goods giant from a stodgy luggage house to a global fashion presence. He pioneered the concept of the fashion-art runway collaboration, first with Stephen Sprouse and later, with several artists including Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince. The bags he designed with Sprouse and Murakami became global phenomena.

At Vuitton, Jacobs acquired the reputation, along with Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, John Galliano in his Dior days and the late Alexander McQueen for staging the most exciting and extravagant shows in Paris. In recent years he has commissioned an elaborate carousel; iron-framed elevator; Pop-Art escalator, fountain; a full, functioning train and, last fall, an entire floor of a “hotel,” its doors opening upon videos of hotel “guests” apparently unaware of the voyeuristic eyes of the audience.

He has shown a similar flare for showmanship at Marc Jacobs, most recently with his controversial spring collection for which he spun pseudo-Victorian and athletic references into a dark, highly ornamented take on the season. LVMH officials believe the Marc Jacobs business could explode given sufficient investment and support, including the undivided attention of Jacobs and Duffy. Arnault said the Group is committed to such, particularly by developing new products and strengthening distribution by shoring up the brand’s own retail network.
 

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1- Oh my gosh someone loved Black Swan...
2- the cast is so full of youmgsters newcomers dear god

And who the first girl (Maria Bosko ?) ?
 
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Oh wow! This is so sad. Definitely the end of an era.

Random thoughts as I watched the show:
-who is the girl at 10:30? Gorgeous face
-a couple girls are great thinspo :luv:
-who are all of these models? I kept hoping to see a face I recognized.
-I'm not sure how I feel about the pops of colour. I found the blue jarring against the almost 100% black colour palette
-at first I disliked that the models were wearing flats but by the end I loved it
-the music combined with the set and the clothes - perfection.
-I LOVE the vintgey sheer black overlays with embellishment. I want them all.
-some of the models look like they're about to cry. Direction? Or genuine emotion?
-I want to live on this set.

P.s. I happen to be wearing all black today and feel like it can go double duty now. I can't wait to see what will happen with his brand now that it will have his undivided attention!
 

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-who is the girl at 10:30? Gorgeous face
-I'm not sure how I feel about the pops of colour. I found the blue jarring against the almost 100% black colour palette
Sam Rollinson :luv:

I found the denim out of place also, mostly because mom jeans are kinda ugly.
 

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Oh my she s getting biger and bigger :superpuke:. And why did he chose her ? Is that an homage a la kate moss ? Like when a model is in fatzor territory he makes her open the show ?
No but serisoulsy @72000 do you have an idea he made Edie open ?
 

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Oh my she s getting biger and bigger :superpuke:. And why did he chose her ? Is that an homage a la kate moss ? Like when a model is in fatzor territory he makes her open the show ?
No but serisoulsy @72000 do you have an idea he made Edie open ?
She's his current muse. She was in the campaigns for Marc Jacobs and Marc Jacobs Beauty last season too.