Two legendary experts of their craft, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs, are honored in an exhibit that showcases the excellence of their creativity. At Paris’s Musee des Arts Decoratifs, the exhibit brings together two men who both have had outstanding contributions to the fashion world.
Viewed as an analysis rather than a retrospective, the exhibit is about the inspiration for Vuitton and Jacobs and how these two men at two different periods in time have been able to influence the fashion industry to such an extent.
The exhibit reflects the luxury brands perfection, innovation, and desire to push creative boundaries. Marc Jacobs aesthetic, having taken over the helm at Louis Vuitton as artistic director in 1997, has become quintessential to the image of the French fashion house.
Originially, Louis Vuitton was founded in Paris in 1854 for specializing in its luxury packaging for high fashion, fast forward a century later where Marc Jacobs propels Louis Vuitton into its top position. The exhibit takes you from where it all started in these lavish trunks, to the famous LV monogrammed hand bag that would captivate its audience for years to come. It is the decadent art of combining both commercial and creative that Jacobs has finessed quite nicely during his 15-year stint at Vuitton.
As Mr. Jacobs says
“A famous unique house that will exist after me, Vuitton is not a fashion company, we make ‘fashionable things’, but the heart of the brand remains unchanged and unchangeable, which is just as well.”
The exhibit will be shown from March 9th throughout September 12th 2012.