PC: The New York Times
“Fashion is an industry of change.” – Ken Downing
As I did my normal routine every Thursday, I went to work, then drove to class, and finally picked up my copy of the New York Times before heading back to work. I opened right up to Thursday Styles. This is my favorite part about the paper on a Thursday. On the front page it caught my attention on the bottom right, an article written by Eric Wilson, “Marc Jacobs Packing His Louis Vuitton Bags”. Wait, what? Well I wouldn’t say that it wasn’t expected to happen anytime soon but it was still shocking to come to life.
For those of you who may not be aware, Marc Jacobs has been the designer of Louis Vuitton for the past 16 years. He also has his own company, Marc Jacobs. At the age of 24, he was the youngest designer to receive an award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Aside from his Marc by Marc Jacobs line, he launched his cosmetics line this past August through Sephora. Now, heonly has one main goal right that is to focus on his own line and go public within the next 3 years.
Marc Jacobs is deciding to step down from Louis Vuitton and continue on with his own company. He presented his last runway show for Louis Vuitton on Wednesday. Everything from his props to his pieces were mostly black. The fashion and style director of W magazine, Edward Enninful delivered saying that the show was like a funeral. The pieces were incorporated with pieces from previous season shows. Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue Magazine led a standing ovation which led to everyone joining her. Just by that, we all know that Marc Jacobs once again did a phenomenal job considering a standing ovation at an event like this is unlikely. His work and pieces at Louis Vuitton has been one of the most successful revivals of a historic French house, and the longest-running, says Eric Wilson.
Hope you all are having an amazing week!
“Farewell? I never say farewell.” – Marc Jacobs