"Louis Vuitton - Marc Jacobs" is a tale of two personalities and their contributions to the world of fashion: Louis Vuitton, founder of the house of Louis Vuitton in 1854 and Marc Jacobs, artistic director since 1997. Two innovative minds, both entrenched in their respective centuries, who changed the entire industry. Two designers, each with its own language, who appropriated codes and cultural trends to write the history of contemporary fashion.
Another call for an analysis than a traditional retrospective, the parallel stories of Vuitton and Jacobs allow an in depth look at the fashion industry for two decisive periods, one that began with the industrialization of the nineteenth century and the other which peaked during the globalization of the twenty-first century. It is also the story of the French craft, technological progress, the creations of stylistic and artistic collaborations.
The exhibition space, designed by Gainsbury and Bennet, extends over two floors, each one dedicated to one of the creators. The Louis Vuitton trunks are exhibited on the first floor along with a collection of fashion and accessories of the nineteenth-century of the museum, and a selection of the most emblematic pieces of Marc Jacobs, depicting the last fifteen years of his career at Louis Vuitton, will be exphibited on the second floor.
"Louis Vuitton - Marc Jacobs" exhibition - Until September 16th 2012
Musée des Les Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli