Marc Jacobs is the latest designer to have an exhibition of his work as a central focus in a museum. Jacobs joins an esteemed bunch of designers—the late Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Madame Grès, the Japanese avant-gardists— who’ve all recently had major exhibitions dedicated to their work.
Paris’ prestigious “Les Arts Decoratifs” has curated an interesting parallel between his work at Louis Vuitton since 1998 and that of its founder:
This exhibition will present the story of two men, Louis Vuitton and Marc, and highlight their contributions to the world of fashion. Rather than a retrospective analysis, this parallel between Vuitton and Jacobs will bring a vision of the fashion industry during its transition periods, starting from industrialization to its globalization by highlighting both its craft and its advanced techniques, stylistic creations and artistic collaborations.
On display from March 6, 2012 through September 16th , “Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs” will showcase what these two personalities have done with their respective visions to rewrite the history of contemporary fashion.
The exhibit sounds fabulous, but we’re all looking forward to the opening party that will coinside with the close of Paris Fashion Week. On top of high-concept design, Jacobs is infamously known for his wild side, and we’re sure this fete will rival Vogue Paris’ 100th anniversary mascade.