The Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs exhibition fittingly opened on the heels of Paris Fashion Week on March 9 in the Les Arts Décoratifs wing of the Louvre, and runs through September 16. The presentation connected these two avant-garde creators and showcased how these two visionaries together and separately dramatically changed the face of fashion. The exhibition covered two floors of the museum, with the work of Louis Vuitton’s famous trunks and world travel inspirations on the first floor, and the fanciful work of Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton on the second floor.
Upon walking in it felt as though we were in a period piece—we were transported back to the glamorous days of travel in the mid 1800’s with Vuitton’s iconic trunks as we set off on a grand holiday, boarding our vessel in style. Conversely, Jacobs brought us back to the 21st Century, with a celebration of his creations for the luxury label over a 15-year time span. The Jacobs floor was like entering a candy store, we wanted one of everything. The floor featured handbags, shoes, clothes, collaborations and advertisements done by Jacobs. His collaborations with Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince and Mr. Murakami were on display as well. Our favorite part, the 53 handbags displayed in an enormous wall-size box of chocolates, one for every mood. The exhibit left us oohing and awing over all the incredible bags, wishing we had a wall full of them in our closet at home.
Written by: Stacie Fleming