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“This show is dedicated to the showgirl in all of us ” read in the show notes . Jacobs dedicated the collection to the many women who’ve touched or influenced him during his decade and a half in Paris, including designer muses Coco Chanel, Rei Kawakubo, and Miuccia Prada.
Clothes were elaborately ornamented with combinations of jet beads, crystals, and glossy feathers. Each one of the models wore an extravagant Stephen Jones-designed headpiece of ostrich plumes. It seemed as if there was a chic funeral about yo take place . No need for tears , this was an homage to the designer .
‘When I look around Paris it isn’t the depth of the city that takes my breath away, it’s the ornamentation that dazzles,’ Jacobs continued and perhaps the most clever thing about this collection was the play between that and real clothes.
These suggested everything from street fashion – that denim, perfecto jackets from shrunken to oversized, bombers that read Paris 14, flat black leather boots to chic vintage finds . We are truly going to miss Marc for his true love for true beauty and his execution of that vision.
Among the many challenges that will face Jacobs’ successor at Vuitton, when he or she is eventually named, they will have some pretty big shoes to fill .