The internet has been buzzing with the news that Marc Jacobs will be leaving Louis Vuitton after 16 years with the legendary house. Personally, I am happy to see new blood at LV (Nicolas Ghesquière? Yes please) and for Marc to stretch his wings in other ways. But I will wax with nostalgia over the 3 ways Marc changed Vuitton forever.
1. Marc goes naked for Stephen Sprouse. The Sprouse collection was a significant collaboration with a significant modern artists that still rings modern today.
2. He brought us Madonna. The return to the French roots of the House provided for a beautiful collection – amazing shoes and I still love the bunny ears.
3. He introduced much of the Western world to the amazing artist Yayoi Kusama.
3.1 The Nurses. How could anyone forget the nurses?