Friday, March 9, 2012

Louis Vuitton - Marc Jacobs at the Musées des Arts Decoratifs

Two nights ago in Paris was the opening of "Louis Vuitton - Marc Jacobs" at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs.   Marc Jacobs has been creative director for the house of Vuitton since 1997.

My first memory of Marc Jacobs begins in Vogue with the infamous Grunge collection for Perry Ellis.  I thought it was the coolest thing to see models in Vogue in clothes that girls my age really wanted to be wearing.

Grunge and Glory.  Photographed by Steven Meisel in Vogue.  1992

"It's broken out of the clubs, garages, and thrift shops of Seattle to dominate rock radio, MTV and the aspirations of kids all across America.  Steven Meisel captures its impact on fashion  in the repentant '90s." Vogue

"There was so much more to it than making plaid shirts and flowing silk dresses.  It wasn't about that.  It was about a sensibility and also about a dismissal of everything that one was told was beautiful, correct, glamorous, sexy.  I love that it represented a newness." Marc Jacobs

So of course when I bought a small collection of the Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis grunge collection for RARE vintage it was a MAJOR FASHION MOMENT FOR ME!   Below is a runway piece that was in the show.  I have a few others but still need to photograph them.  A vintage store owners work is never done : )

The rest is history and now Marc Jacobs' work for house of Louis Vuitton is being celebrated at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs.  There is a room that is suppose to resemble a Tumblr page - basically a Tumblr page from inside's Marc Jacobs head - Bertolucci mixed with South Park; Liz Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof next to SpongeBob next to Rainer Fassbinder's Querelle.

From the exhibit:

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From the opening:

and Marc Jacobs looking pretty in pink

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And from my closet.  A few classics.

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