Paris Fashion Week ended with a grand party on a stairwell. Or at least that’s what it looked like walking into the Les Arts Décoratifs wing of the Louvre on Wednesday night for the opening of a major exhibition on Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs. The exhibition, is a presentation of two great characters, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs, and will highlight their contributions to the world of fashion. It pays tribute to the iconic fashion house’s eponymous designer, who started out his career as a trunk-maker in 1854, and to the work of designer Marc Jacobs who took over the creative reigns at the luxury label Louis Vuitton in 1997.
A 1892 portrait drawing by the Studio Reutlinger of Louis Vuitton, left, and a photography of fashion designer Marc Jacobs by British fashion photographer John Rankin Waddell, right, are displayed in the entrance of the Louis Vuitton-Marc Jacobs exhibit in the Art Decoratifs Museum in Paris, Thursday, March 8, 2012.
Running from 09 March to 16 September 2012, this exhibition shows how, with over a century between them, both Louis Vuitton, founder of the house of Louis Vuitton in 1854, and Marc Jacobs, its artistic director since 1997 were able to fully discern their specific era and take advantage of all the possibilities offered.
The exhibition space, curated by Pamela Golbin and designed by Gainsbury and Bennett, is spread over two floors, each dedicated to the creators.
Closing out what seemed like an endless month of Fashion Week after Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs partied with his best high-fashion friends on Wednesday night in Paris, feteing the launch of his new exhibition, “Louis Vuitton — Marc Jacobs: The Exhibition.”
Marc Jacobs & Peter Marino. The fashion the designer showed up in a rather irreverent celebratory outfit: a pink polo dress and pirate-like buckle boots (or are those more pilgrim-y?).
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