THR The actresses sat front row as it was confirmed the designer will leave the house.
PARIS -- Marc Jacobs brought down the house, and brought some audience members to tears, with an intense, all-black show staged inside a tent in the center courtyard of the Louvre Wednesday morning. “It was so emotional,” said Oscar winner and Vuitton collaborator Sofia Coppola of the designer’s last show for the famed French fashion house.
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“It was beautiful and unexpected, pure theater. He’s just such a creative person it’s always a surprise and interesting to see what he comes up with each season,” she said, noting that her longtime friend has been “so supportive” of her through the years, including encouraging her latest bag collaboration for Vuitton, which was celebrated at a cocktail party the night before.
It had been speculated that this would be Jacobs’ last collection for the house, a rumor that was confirmed by parent company LVMH Wednesday morning.
Actresses Dakota and Elle Fanning, Hailee Steinfeld and Hailey Bennett turned out to see Jacobs’ swan song after a sixteen-year career at the luxury house. Models in huge feather headdresses paraded around an immense fountain, mounted a marbled carousel and rode elevators between the two-tiered set.
The Fanning sisters, who have both appeared in campaigns for Jacobs’ own eponymous brand, took a quick trip to Paris for Coppola's Tuesday evening fete and Jacobs' Wednesday morning show, before a heading back to New York.
"It was amazing, unbelievably dramatic. I haven’t even processed it yet," Dakota said as the crowd was clearing. “It was a special show, and my friendship with Marc makes it even more special. I guess just knowing him for so long,” said the actress, who first modeled for him at age 13.
"It was all black, but it was so detailed with all the feathers and also sporty. I loved the football pants," declared Elle, who also praised being in the middle of the most famous museum in the world. "I just like the feeling you get being here, it’s such a breathtaking place."
Legendary fashion editor Andre Leon Talley judged the show to be "masterful" and bemoaned Jacobs’ departure from the house.
"It was a Victorian farewell. He made a huge statement about beauty, luxury and opulence," he said. "He is one of the greatest talents in fashion in our century. It was sad, very sad, but a positive farewell."
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