Marc Jacobs closed out his 16-year tenure at Louis Vuitton with a bang (and a whole lot of feathers), but before leaving for good to work on his own line full-time, he had one more statement to make. The designer paid tribute to some of his most enduring muses in a series of ads for the line’s spring/summer 2014 campaign.
Jacobs has long selected some of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood to star in his Louis Vuitton campaigns, but this last sround, shot by photographer Steven Meisel, feels very personal.
“This campaign is a celebration of women who have inspired his work and offers a vibrant homage to women and enduring style,” the press release says, naming all the muses from youngest (Edie Campbell, 23) to oldest (Catherine Deneuve, 70, above right). He also included Sofia Coppola (who inspired one of his most iconic handbags), Gisele Bundchen (above left), Fan Bingbing and Caroline de Maigret.
Each of Jacobs’s muses poses with a variation of the Nouveau Noé bag, an update to an iconic 1932 style designed to carry five bottles of champagne (which we didn’t know we desperately needed until right now).
This is definitely the most excited we’ve been about an ad campaign in a while. And, at the same time, we’re a little sad that this Jacobs’s final stamp on Louis Vuitton. How great would an accompanying film be?