I loved the headpieces from Marc Jacobs’ final Louis Vuitton show. He’ll be leaving the luxury brand to focus on his eponymous line, so this was his literal final bow for LV. And though the designs were luxurious, they were also a bit repetitive within the collection and…dare I say…already been done? Possibly by yet another icon of fashion at the 1986 Academy Awards?
“Vogue is a very beautiful magazine, an institution, and I learned so much working there … You can’t put yourself into competition with a magazine like Vogue; you have to create something new, something different. The page has been turned … It’s time to find something new, something fresh — for me and for the readers.”
Check out the mock-up of what we can expect for the magazine to look like, but it’s not the actual magazine, set to premiere in September 2012 at 288 pages. Of those, 100 are reserved for the cream of the fashion advertising crop: Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and, of course, Gucci.
More recently, it was announced that the magazine is padding the masthead with industry heavyweights: FormerTeen Vogue Accessories Director Shiona Turini confirmed to NYMag.com that she has joined Michaela Dosamantes on the market team for fashion and accessories. Turini started her new job May 10.
I love Marc Jacobs. He’s just down for anything, including building a train and running it full-steam through the most prestigious art museum in the world. To explain further about the triumph that was the Louis Vuitton show at the Louvre last week, Louis Vuitton stylist Katie Grand told Grazia, “At first, we had tried to get a real train in to the Louvre, but it was too heavy so it had to be built. They started work about a month ago. We’d looked at great train films like Murder On The Orient Express, Some Like It Hot and Strangers On A Trainfor reference, and in the end, she was quite like the Orient Express.”