Marc Jacobs WILL leave Louis Vuitton after 16 years at its helm, it was confirmed at Paris Fashion Week this morning.
After a week of strong speculation, LVMH chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault confirmed the rumours after Louis Vuitton’s Spring Summer 2014 show this morning, with the American designer moving on to focus on his eponymous label.
Today’s SS14 show will mark the final hurrah for Jacobs at Vuitton, which included a celebration of his greatest hits – created entirely in black as an ode to his first ever show for the label.
Jacobs also dedicated the show to all the women who have inspired him and ‘the showgirl in every one of them’.
As he focuses on making his own line a public listing, former Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere remains the favourite to replace him at Vuitton.
As the fashion pack bids a sad farewell to Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, watch this space for exciting news from both labels… JB