News broke minutes after the Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 show that Marc Jacobs was exiting the brand after a 16-year tenure as creative director. And it was an elegiac swan song, dedicated to the women who inspire him and "the showgirl in every one of them," done solely in black with the occasional piece of denim. The first model hit the runway in a sheer body stocking bound in chains as the rest of the models paraded up caged elevators and down escalators to walk around a slowly moving carousel. The clothes were heavy with embellishment, shimmering like the marble buildings along the Seine as Marc bid adieu to the city that he's called home for so many years. While Jacobs's next steps are still unclear, he leaves the house on a dramatic high note and quite literally a standing ovation from the assembled fashion crowd.
LVMH chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault confirmed the news this morning, as Jacobs showed his final collection for the French label, a fitting all-black tribute to some of his most famous Vuitton designs.
Whoever replaces Marc will have some very big boots to fill. From bringing collaborators like Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami on board to liven up the famous monogram bags to staging dramatic shows featuring steam trains and hotel corridors, he has cleverly kept the label current while paying homage to the heritage and never sacrificing luxury.
Insiders are already suggesting that Nicolas Ghesquière may be the man for the job.
A new season is upon us, and now that October's here, it's time to round up our must-have picks from across the network! From cozy Fall fashion and great new TV and movies to a treasure trove of page-turners and fun finds for the little ones, click through to see (and shop!) the best that October has to offer, straight from our expert editors.
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Look up Parisian chic in the dictionary, and you'll likely see Miranda Kerr's face next to it. The supermodel recently jetted off to the City of Light to walk the Stella McCartney and Chanel shows but off duty continued to hit us with a slew of inspiring ensembles. For her first look, it was all about her animal-print coat and black-and-white flats — undeniably sophisticated. Miranda continued her style streak in a sky-blue maxi dress and a Louis Vuitton bag then slipped into something sexier in a cleavage-revealing black top. For her final Parisian look, the model took the plunge yet again, only this time it was an off-white midi dress topped with a matching tweed jacket. Take a good look at Miranda's Parisian looks, then tell us which one gets your vote.
Destination: Africa. Sarah Burton set the scene for guests arriving to the Spring 2014 Alexander McQueen show with a geometric runway and rustic wooden folding chairs that lined the halls of Paris's Garde Républicaine.
The clothing completed the journey. Infusing familiar silhouettes with an unexpected motif, Burton's warriors marched the basketweave sandbox in a global array of graphic red and black prints, patchwork separates, snakeskin heels, horsehair skirts, and hammered gold accents that included helmets, chokers, and stacked armbands.
Those accessories in particular would make stepping into war — be it in a feather-plumed gown or woven leggings — a battle won.
Kenneth Cole is celebrating his 30 years in the business with his first coffee table book, This Is a Kenneth Cole Production. And in celebration of what is sure to become one of the most coveted of Fall's new fashion books, we're sharing exclusive images from the tome of celebrities posing for one of Cole's coolest traditions: the Walk of Fame.
Unlike the Hollywood Walk of Fame or even the forecourt at Grauman's Chinese Theater, stars like Sharon Stone (above) and Elizabeth Taylor actually had to take their shoes off to add a square to Cole's walk. It was physically located at his store on West Hollywood's Sunset Strip, but now it's included in his new book.
Elsewhere in the book, readers will find contributions from Diane von Furstenberg, Joe Zee, and even Bill Clinton, along with the story of how Cole built his company from a shoe brand into one of the most tweeted about companies in fashion.
"This is a Kenneth Cole Production is not a how-to book, not a scrapbook, not a memoir, but a look back on a brand's journey and the impact it has made on people in ways I could never have dreamed possible," Cole said.
Here, a look at more images from Cole's first coffee table book.
Clad in this adorable Alice + Olivia heart sweater ($396), it wasn't hard to spot Olivia Munn during her daytime stroll in NYC. The actress kept her top half the focus by keeping her bottom simple and sleek in skinny denim and black lace-up peep-toe booties. She then completed her ensemble with a black structured bag and cat-eye sunglasses. Score Olivia's exact heart sweater, and pair it with your favorite denim for day, then to wear your heart(s) on your sleeve at night, just ditch the denim for a leather miniskirt, shorts, or pants. To give your sweater a professional spin, throw it on over a white button-down, black pencil skirt, and pointy pumps.