WATCH: Marc Jacobs' Last Hurrah for Louis Vuitton at PFW
Posted Thursday October 3, 2013 8:08 AM GMT
Louis Vuitton’s PFW Spring 2014 show was, as rumored, the last under the creative direction of Marc Jacobs, and you better believe he pulled out all the stops.
The set reflected the best of Jacobs’ work as the elevator from Fall 2011, the carousel from Spring 2012, the escalator from Spring 2013 and the hotel rooms from Fall 2013 were all present. Each one was nothing but a mere silhouette though, as each stood lacquered in black.
The style icon dedicated his last hurrah to “the women who inspire me and to the show girl in every one of them.” He went on to name Cher, Lady Gaga, Judy Garland, Katie Grand, Kate Moss, Francoise Hardy, Jane Birkin, Edith Piaf, Miuccia Prada and Diana Vreeland (among others) as his permanent muses.
“Whether extrovert or esoteric, they are the figures that keep visual language vital,” said Jacobs. “Their style, imagination, creativity, talent, vision and voice have changed our landscape.”
Hints of Victorian inspiration were present throughout the entire presentation, which was the foundational influence of his namesake collection shown at NYFW back in September. Most of the LV offering was saturated with black and navy. Sheer paneling made an appearance as did swanky embellishments and intricate embroidery, while leather and velvet established themselves as stand-out fabrics.
The satisfaction in the air was palpable as the last model walked the catwalk. Jacobs, as always, debuted a stunning collection.
Can we get an encore?