Louis Vuitton SS14

In his last show for Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs presents a macabre carousel of black looks

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Photography by Lea Colombo

Initial reaction:

A macabre circus filled with mourning showgirls.

Viral moment:

Aside from the Twitter storm that this was clearly Jacob’s last collection, Edie Campbell’s opening look – naked bar daubed Louis Vuitton graffiti body paint by Stephen Sprouse, black chains and a feather headdress by Stephen Jones - caused quite a stir and was surely intended as a statement from Jacobs.

Set:

Almost like a deserted amusement park. The show space was filled with an eerie black carousel, a large black fountain, shag carpet, iron lifts and a mezzanine to transport the girls onto the runway.

Stand out looks:

Denim covered in black chains worn under sheer dresses embellished with black jewels, and model Binx Walton in a jet black American football jacket given a Victorian twist with exaggerated embroidered shoulders.

Model behaviour:

Marc Jacobs staples such as Edie Campbell and Lily Mcmenamy, alongside some new faces and of course, cult supermodels.

Unexpected performance:

Supermodels Eva Herzigova, Kate Upton and Natasha Poly sitting on a black lacquered carousel in heavily beaded ensembles and feather headdresses observing the dark circus.

How it was worn:

With large black feather headdresses, created by Stephen Jones.

Atmosphere:

French maids standing on hot pink steps leading up the entrance, butlers and burlesque ladies escorted us to our seats.

Show delay:

Absolutely no delay. The show started at 10 am on the dot to the sounds of a chiming clock.

Left us wondering:

Whether this was a sombre and almost bitter note for Jacob’s to leave on?

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Louis Vuitton SS14 Photography by Lea Colombo

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