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Marc Jacobs Farwell Bags for Louis Vuitton

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Portraits by Steven Meisel

In Marc Jacobs’ last collection for Louis Vuitton, he designed a miniature updated version of one of the house’s most famous styles, the Noé. The original, introduced in 1932, was custom-made for a champagne supplier to tote its products. 

He dedicates this design to the women who inspire him: Catherine Deneuve, Sofia Coppola, Gisele Bundchen, Fan Bingbing, Caroline de Maigret and Edie Campbell who will appear in LV’s spring-summer 2014 advertising campaign with a series of portraits by Steven Meisel.The campaign, consisting of eight single-page portraits

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Nicolas Ghesquière Has Found a New Home

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Louis Vuitton has named Nicolas Ghesquière its new artistic director, replacing Marc Jacobs. Ghesquière, 42 who left Balenciaga 12 months ago after 15 years there, is to show his first collection for the French luxury firm next March.
Vuitton said Ghesquière would bring “a modern creative vision to the house’s women’s collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality.”

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Marc Jacobs Tattoos

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Photo credit: Mark Seliger 

People are always asking Marc Jacobs what he’ll think when he’s 80. Will he regret the SpongeBob SquarePants on his right arm if it wrinkles or droops? Or will he feel sorry about the line drawing on his stomach of a sofa by Jean-Michel Frank, or the sketch of a laughing Elizabeth Taylor wearing 3-D glasses. 

His answer is: Who knows what he’ll think about all of this 30 years from now? But even more than that: Who cares?
Alfred and Daisy
“It all started with my bull terriers,” Jacobs says. Back then, he had only one tattoo—a heart—and he wanted the dogs underneath it. “Kind of adorable,” recalls Campbell.

Elizabeth Taylor as Martha
Elizabeth Taylor as Martha from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was an obvious choice for Jacobs given that the film is one of his favorites. But adding the 3-D glasses was a flourish that he and Campbell came up with together.

Muscle Man Marc
“Being on South Park was the high point of my life so far,” Jacobs says. Appropriately, the tattoo of Muscle Man Marc is covered in Jacobs’s actual tattoos.

This iconic scene was drawn by another artist in Campbell’s studio on Jacobs’s back. Is there any place Jacobs wouldn’t tattoo? His face. “I’d rather wear makeup.”

Red M&M
Jacobs got this red M&M as a way to tattoo his initials onto his body—without actually tattooing his initials onto his body. A small companion J graces his lower torso.

Jacobs has said that being Shameless, penned in script across his heart, is what everyone should aspire to in life. He also has the word perfect tattooed on his right wrist.

Simpsons-ized Marc
Though Jacobs never actually appeared on The Simpsons, he was Simpsons-ized for a portfolio that ran in Harper’s Bazaar—the inspiration for this tattoo.

SpongeBob SquarePants
“That’s the one everyone asks me about,” tattoo artist Scott Campbell says. “After I did it, people would say, ‘I saw Marc’s new tattoo—is he doing all right?’ ” The artist Richard Prince, who’d painted SpongeBob, inspired Jacobs to get it.
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Kate Middleton Royal Baby Designers Sketch Gift

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While the world was waiting on diaper pins and knitting needles for the birth, WWD asked designers what gift they would give the royal baby. These one-of-a kind gifts are fit for a king.

Dior was so inspired, it created an entire collection around the idea of a royal baby gift. “Like fairies leaning over a cradle, Baby Dior was inspired by Mr. Dior’s lucky charms to adorn the future newborn’s outfits,” the house said.
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Peter Dundas Creates Costumes for Beyoncé

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For her world tour, the Mrs Carter Show, Beyoncé will wear creations designed especially for her by Emilio Pucci creative director Peter Dundas. The designer has created five outfits for the American artist, inspired by his Fall/Winter2013-2014 collection.

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