Marc Jabobs is leaving Louis Vuitton, as Creative Director, as plans take shape for the Marc Jacobs brand to go public.
During his 16-year tenure at the French house Jacobs transformed Louis Vuitton from a house only known for their luggage and trunks into a fashion icon.
Jacobs made Louis Vuitton one of the most desirable brands in the world through logo mania. Jacobs splashed the LV monogram and flowers on everything from bags to scarves to fur.
He spearheaded the melding of the worlds of art and fashion via collaborations with artists like Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince.
The designer dedicated his last collection to “the women who inspire me and to the show girl in every one of them,” received a standing ovation for his final bow
According to Women’s Wear Daily, Jacobs wants to concentrate on the planned Initial Public Offering of his eponymous label. As to a successor, rumors persist that Nicolas Ghesquiere, formerly of Balenciaga, is poised to take over.
Until that news is announced, let us first enjoy photos from Jacobs’ final collection for Louis Vuitton:
Marc Jacobs created a set that combined elements from his past shows. On the runway was a fountain, a carousel, old-fashioned elevators, a hallway of hotel room doors and a set of escalators. These elements created the mise en scene for the designer’s final bow at Louis Vuitton after sixteen years to see more photos click below: