Marc Jacobs takes his final victory lap at Louis Vuitton this morning in Paris after his Spring 2014 show. Photos courtesy of Imaxtree.com.
The final day of Paris Fashion Week started with a bang: first, with Marc Jacobs’ standout Spring 2014 Louis Vuitton collection, then, with the confirmation that, after 16 years at the helm, Jacobs is leaving the fabled French house. Word is that Jacobs is making the move to focus on taking his eponymous label public à la
Michael Kors (à la megabucks). Paris is buzzing with the news that Nicolas Ghesquière—
formerly of Balenciaga and one of fashion’s most beloved talents—is a lock to take the LV reins. In the meantime, the ELLE Canada team shares their picks for who they would love to see step into LV’s top role.
LAURA deCARUFEL, executive editor: "I love how
Marc Jacobs played with the Louis Vuitton DNA by making it sensual and cool, while also respecting the house’s heritage. It Brit designer Jonathan Saunders is still in the earlier stages of his career, but he has a similar mix of creative insouciance and solid craftsmanship. Maybe post Ghesquière?"
KATHERINE FLEMMING, beauty & health editor: "I’d love to see some of
Alber Elbaz‘s feminine influence there—especially since it would shake up Lanvin’s look too."
NOREEN FLANAGAN, editor-in-chief: "I just want to savour the final show today and not think about what comes next. It’s my tribute to Marc—I’m keeping my thoughts in the ‘fashion moment’ so to speak."
Click through for more ELLE Canada picks and our top 5 looks from the Spring 2014 show…