Besides finding out I won't be meeting Alfie Deyes tonight, I found out today Marc Jacobs is leaving Louis Vuitton. How sad is that? He totally changed the Vuitton house from just a pricey bag store into a high end fashion empire. And it was all so beautiful, nothing like, say, Marc Bohan at Dior, when he became the designer and turned it into a money machine. This final collection was beautiful, celebratory, and melancholy for obvious reasons. While many ready to wear shows are thrown out in a hurried flourish,this had elevators, fountains, a carousel, a loud ticking eerie clock... Darkly beautiful.
Look 1 wasn't really an outfit, more of an Edward Gorey style art piece. While not an outfit, it was a quirky piece. 2, 3, and 4 were made of black velvet, which is the world's greatest fabric (along with tulle) in case you didn't know. The cut outs weren't a favorite, but a black slip underneath would look fine. Look 6 was an elegant gothic version of the much worse tassle looks from the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection. 7 was another sheer, but it had details and glitter besides just being sheer. Repeat after me: wear a slip! It will look awesome! I feel a little bad about 8, because I can't tell whether the fluffy black on the pants is a super low skirt or part of the pants. Either way it's beautiful. 10's black and conservatively glittered cape was the first cape I've ever liked, and doesn't remind me of Sherlock Holmes.
One of the big themes of this collection is 20's (and the most fashionable color from back then, black!), and look 13 was a modern/flapper dress. Not costume-y, and not stupidly modern. Very few modern things are actually nice. The military-esque looks of 15-20 weren't my style. Not very fitting with the theme. 22 ripped off Gucci a bit much. 24 was one of my favorite looks. Dark blue/black with glittery vines. Seeing a floor length dress with a train (the most unlikely thing on earth nowadays!) that actually looks beautiful and ladylike was wonderful. And of course next you get 25 *sigh* 27 was a too much. Clothing, people, clothing! 28 as an art piece was beautiful. Not all that wearable, but it has that ''wow, it's just...wow so beautiful'' factor. 29 had too much bulk.
Me being the lover of fluffy ostrich feathers, look 31 was another favorite. Dark black (like everything in this collection) jacket with ostrich feathers <3 LOVE <3. Look 33 looked a little tacky. Too much going on. 37 was yet another favorite look. well fitted and pinched in, with shoulder pads and Baroque/20's dress embroidery in the middle. The last look was like 37, but had the embroidery all over. Just as amazing.
I honestly can't believe one of my favorite designers is leaving one of the main companies he works for. Being the creative director (designer) for such a huge label is super hard. If you do one thing majorly wrong, the company could be ruined. But I can't keep from feeling sad.