LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault confirmed after the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014 show this morning, that the label was parting ways with creative director Marc Jacobs after 16 years.
A fixture of the last day of Fashion Week, Louis Vuitton had a surprise announcement to make after the house’s Spring/Summer 2014 show at the Cour Carrée du Louvre this morning. The memorable show was to be Marc Jacobs‘s last at the helm of the French label, after a long career that saw him introduce a ready-to-wear line to a luxury label rooted in luggage design. Dedicated to all the women who have inspired him over the years, the all-black show was a greatest hits of stand-out designs from his tenure, celebrating former Louis Vuitton collections with a set that featured decor from past shows including a fountain, escalators, a carrousel and a clock, turning Louis Vuitton time back through the Marc Jabcobs years. As the show came to a close, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Bernard Arnault took to the stage to confirm the designer’s departure after a standing ovation from the audience, in big news for the fashion world that marks the end of a 16-year career with the label. Marc Jacobs’ successor as creative director at Louis Vuitton has yet to be named.