Marc Jacobs' most mind-blowing sets for Louis Vuitton
Okay, just one last thing about Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, we really promise this time-or for today, anyway. It's just kind of a big deal because Kate Upton made her blink-and-you'll-miss-it Paris Fashion Week debut and Jacobs decided to close out his 16-year tenure basically at the last minute at the Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 runway show.
- For the Asian-inspired Spring 2011 Louis Vuitton collection, Jacobs had a Siegfried & Roy moment, but with taxidermied tigers on the runway instead.
- For Fall 2011, Jacobs opened the “Hotel Louis Vuitton,” with supes including Naomi Campbell, Stella Tennant, and Kate Moss (who closed the show) making a grand runway entrance via their own vintage elevator.
- For Fall 2011, Jacobs and Louis Vuitton invited fashion’s finest to sit under a transparent tent for a runway show surrounding the majestic fountain in the Louvre courtyard.
- For Fall 2012, Jacobs kind of blew our minds when he had an old-timey train actually pull into the Louis Vuitton runway venue.
- In what may go down in history as the most angelic fashion show of all time, Jacobs set his pastel-hued Spring 2012 collection for Louis Vuitton on a giant carousel. Models took a spin in their looks before they walked the runway.
- You might recall the ’60s-inspired silhouettes and iconic checkerboard prints when you think back to the Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2013 show, but don’t forget the giant escalators that carried the models to and from the runway in pairs.
- The boudoir-inspired Fall 2013 show, models entered the runway through numbered doors, and the audience was made to feel as if it was watching the goings-on in a very chic hotel.
- For Jacobs’ grand finale at Vuitton for Spring 2014, the majestic set featured the “greatest hits” of his 16-year stint at the house, including a carousel, a fountain, and an escalator.
- A better look at the set from Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2014 show in Paris.
The designer's dramatic goodbye was especially impactful considering the elaborate runway set, which was coincidentally (or was it?) referential to a few of his most breathtaking set-ups for the fashion house. So with that in mind, let's send Marc Jacobs off from Louis Vuitton with a look back at eight of his most mind-blowing runway sets-from spectacular fountains to varied modes transportation.
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