Looking back at the House that Marc (re)built.
Last week a dark mood blanketed the world of fashion, with the recent news of Marc Jacobs’ departure from the venerable House of Louis Vuitton. Here’s a look back at some of the most fantastic bags he bestowed us with, his greatest gift to the portable world.
1. Julie Verhoeven
High priestess of illustration Julie obscured the monogram with scenes of owls, deer and mushrooms, like you’d left your sac a main in a magical glade. They endure as a beautiful and atypically irony free vision of Vuitton.
2. Takashi Murakami
As with many of Marc’s designs, this collaboration seemed entirely mental. It’s only with time we’ve seen a world engulfed by kawaii, with Murakami’s ‘Kaikai Kiki’ studio leading the charge.
3. The Laundry bag
Prior to the current vogue for chinese laundry bag everything, Marc launched the Vuitton version, woven out of leather rather than the usual gorgeous plastic. It was incredible, being essentially exactly the same as the original, but with a giant logo on it.
4. Richard Prince
Marc turned the s/s 2008 runway into a Richard Prince tableau, replete with sinister supermodel nurses and paint splattered handbags. Everything.
5. Yayoi Kusama
Possibly clinically insane Japanese artist wheeled out to paint polka dots on clutches.
6. The Silver Bag
Every girl worth her trust fund wanted one, and thus they spread across the land. Long live the metallic hold all.
7. Stephen Sprouse
Finally, the greatest of all handbags, that which was scrawled with the iconic graffiti of Mr Sprouse. Literally world changing, the moment at which the street stormed the hallowed world of high fashion handbag.