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.


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.


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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