Last week, designer Marc Jacobs did a talk curated by The Architecture Foundation at the Tate Modern. Talking with architect Peter Marino, the former Louis Vuitton creative director was quite candid about his departure and what he sees for his future. We picked out some choice quotes below, but you can read more on DazedDigital.com.
On his successor at Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière:
“I’ve always admired Nicolas. You know, I’m curious to see what he’ll do you. I mean we have such different aesthetics…But I think things need change, they just don’t stay the same. I’m just really glad that somebody who I really respect and admire and I think is a great talent is there. I’m just curious to see what he does.”
Marc’s Playboy Shirt – Celebrating Playboy’s 60th anniversary issue starring Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs has now produced a special t-shirt featuring the supermodel in a perfect bunny pose. Harper’s Bazaar UK reports that the in addition to the shirt, Jacobs will also have available a special Playboy book featuring the 18-page shoot lensed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott as well as posters and other merchandise. And the great thing about it is that all proceeds will go directly to the amFAR organization. The book will be available on December 6th, but you can shop the shirt now on MarcJacobs.com.
Marc Jacobs for CFDA Journal 2013 / Photo by Peter Lindbergh
Marc Jacobs’ highly publicized exit from Louis Vuitton made headlines last month, and now the American designer has talked to WWD about his future plans after serving as the creative director of the French fashion house for sixteen years. Jacobs opens up about the work to take his namesake company public on the stock market, what makes a brand successful and discusses female designers in fashion. Here are some highlights from the interview, and you can read the full article on WWD.com.
On female designers in fashion:
“Throughout history, the best designers and the ones who have made the biggest difference and the longest-lasting difference in fashion are women. Miuccia Prada, Rei Kawakubo, Madeleine Vionnet, Elsa Schiaparelli, Madame Grès, Chanel, Westwood.”
Miley Shines in MJ – Singer Miley Cyrus took on the metallic trend at yesterday’s 2013 Night of Stars Event held in New York City. The blonde star was dressed in a Marc Jacobs gown adorned with sequins from the American designer’s fall 2013 collection. Miley is definitely fan of Jacobs; the “Wrecking Ball” singer also wore the designer at the Met Gala earlier this year.
LV and Marc – The last show of Louis Vuitton under Marc Jacobs was shown on Wednesday during the final day of Paris Fashion Week spring/summer 2014. After sixteen years as creative director of the brand, Marc’s vision for the luxury label has been ever changing. Check out our list of Marc’s top runway shows and campaigns for Louis Vuitton throughout the years!
Image: Marc Jacobs Portrait by Weston Wells
Jacobs Leaves Vuitton – With rumors swirling around for the past few months, LVMH has now confirmed that Marc Jacobs has presented his last collection with Louis Vuitton for the spring 2014 season. WWD reports that the American designer is leaving to focus on taking his brand public on the stock market. The new creative director has yet to be named, but former Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière has been one name speculated as Jacobs’ successor.
Jacobs Goes Dark for Spring – Marc Jacobs’ spring 2014 collection opened with a surprising showcase of wool jackets and sweatshirts in autumnal tones. Some of the silhouettes call to mind Jacobs’ fall 2011 collection with their sculpted shoulders, but instead of polka dots; military accents, leaf shapes or Victorian inspired patterns adorned the bulky designs. Playing with summer wear motifs, Jacobs also sent out Hawaiian print tops and Bermuda shorts with sandals. Models walked the runway with matching sheared blonde wigs adding an androgynous element to the designs. However, there was nothing boyish about the evening wear which dripped with sequins, tassels and fringe for a slightly gothic element to an already dark and sumptuous showing.
Marc’s Glamour – We shared a preview of the fall advertisements from Marc Jacobs earlier this season, and now here is a look at the full campaign starring Edie Campbell and Lily McMenamy. Juergen Teller lensed the pair with Campbell playing the role of aloof elegance while McMenamy shows off some rather interesting facial expressions. Jacobs’ designs of bold metallic fabrics, furs and sequins are juxtaposed against a gritty setting with styling by Love’s Katie Grand.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer $18.00 at Sephora
Beauty News – In June, we shared the news about Marc Jacobs Beauty debuting in August, and the time is here! Available exclusively at Sephora, the 122 piece collection features nail lacquer, lip balm, foundation and much much more. Check out our picks of four looks from the range below. Shop the new Marc Jacobs Beauty collection here.
Marc’s New Venture – Known for his work for Louis Vuitton and his eponymous lines, designer Marc Jacobs now steps into new territory with a beauty line made in collaboration with Sephora Originals. Titled, Marc Jacobs Beauty, the collection will debut exclusively at Sephora stores on August 9th. The 122-sized product line features four sections including Smart Complexion, Blacquer, Hi-Per Color and Boy Test, Girl Approved. Prices for the line start at $24 for a lip balm and go up to $59 for a seven-color eye shadow palette. (Marc Jacobs / WWD)