Saturday, October 5, 2013


As dark and as sombre as this collection may appear, it was also poetic. This was the last collection that Marc Jacobs designed for Louis Vuitton and so it seemed fitting that the entire show was black. The clothes were beautiful, inspired by menswear and lavishly embellished with embroidery, jewels, feathers and sequins. — A fitting finale. - [StyleSight]

The staging of the show re-created many of the sets from his sixteen-year tenure at the LVMH-owned house: the elevators, the escalators, the carousel, the fountain, last season's hotel corridors—they were all there, a reminder of the designer's extraordinary showmanship, only rendered this time in shades of black. After the show, Jacobs confirmed that he and his business partner, Robert Duffy, would be leaving the French luxury goods house. It's said that they will focus on an IPO of the Marc Jacobs company, in which LVMH is also an investor. - []

Among the forty-one looks, some more than others resembled showgirl clothes, but nearly all of them were elaborately ornamented with combinations of jet beads, crystals, and glossy feathers. Each and every one of the models wore an extravagant Stephen Jones-designed headpiece of ostrich plumes. And yet you could feel the influence of the street in the same way you did at Jacobs' New York show. That had a lot to do with the flat shoes that the models padded along in on the Mongolian lamb rugs; the heavily embellished biker jackets (instant collector's items, those); and a not-insignificant emphasis on denim, both the faded blue variety worn underneath tulle tank dresses with a twenties spirit, and in crafty patchworks of black paired with mannish blazers. Jacobs seemed to be making a point with those all-Americanisms, and a timely one at that, given his imminent refocusing on his own New York-born brand. - []

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