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Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton exhibition launches in Paris

by Sharn Rayment

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Two very different men joined by stints at the same fashion house have had an exhibition in Paris’ Les Arts Décoratifs dedicated to them – the aptly named ‘Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs’.

Designer Louis Vuitton opened his Parisian fashion house in 1854, specialising in leather goods and luggage, which are still central to the brand today. Over 120 years later American designer Marc Jacobs took the helm and launched the brand’s first ready-to-wear collection, placing the label at the heart of high fashion.

Celebrating the careers of LV’s founder and current creative director, the exhibition presents pieces from two vastly different periods in the fashion industry, from some of Vuitton’s first leather trunks to Jacobs’ modern monogrammed handbags.

‘Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs’ opens this Friday, but Wednesday’s VIP launch will be streamed live on the Louis Vuitton web site and Facebook page, with British presenter Louise Roe greeting stars on the red carpet.

The exhibition runs from March 9th to September 16th. Two tickets to Paris anyone?

Images: WWD

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