Marc Jacobs, who stood at the helm of Louis Vuitton for over 16 years, leading the ship to fairer seas has just announced that this Spring Summer 2014 show was his final to concentrate on floating his namesake company which is said to be approaching billion dollar figures in worth.
Under his creative and visionary eye, Louis Vuitton has become quite possibly the most coveted luxury brands across the globe especially in the Asian market.
Jacobs wrapped up his tenure with an emotional and breathtaking show in Paris last night, something of a celebration of his years of work, entirely in black in reference to his very first collection. Jacobs revisited his past collections at Vuitton with the runway show’s backdrops referencing featuring carousels (spring 2012), escalators (spring 2013) and a train station clock (fall 2012).
A successor has not been named but Louis Vuitton is understood to have held talks with former Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquiere.
The final bow was exquisite in its extravagance, with a sort of gothic, whimsical fairytale aspect to the show that was transformative.
If i’m honest, the pictures don’t do it justice so make sure you watch the live stream here.