Breaking news: Marc Jacobs leaves Louis Vuitton

This is definitely the end of an era

Text: Maria Meintani

 

The rumors we’ve been hearing lately have now been confirmed; According to the LVMH chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault, Marc Jacobs is leaving Louis Vuitton, after 16 years of a more than successful career alongside the French brand.

Marc’s final show for Louis Vuitton was presented yesterdat morning, featuring an all black range of outfits, paying homage to his very first show for the brand. The show ended with a large clock that was set backwards and signed the end of his work for the label.


Marc Jacobs at the end of his final show for Louis Vuitton

 

“Marc has provided fashion with so much during his years at Vuitton”, said Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman this morning. “It’s important to know how to exit, as well as arrive, and it’s going to be exciting to see how this impacts on the creativity in his own line”.

Let’s not forget that he was the one who introduced LV’s ready-to-wear line, as before he took over the brand, it was mainly known for its leather goods and luggage line. He was also the one that managed to collaborate with artists such as Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama, taking LV a step further into the art and fashion world.

From now on, Marc Jacobs is said to be focusing on his own brand, Marc by Marc Jacobs, which is heading towards being an IPO.

As for who is going to replace the beloved designer, the name of Nicolas Ghesquière, former Balenciaga creative director stands serious chances for the position.

So, what can we say about all this? It’s certainly been a blast, Marc.