While Marc Jacobs might have received some flak for hiring Miley Cyrus for its Spring 2014 ad campaign, the label will surely win those fans back (and then some!) with the announcement of their decision to hire Jessica Lange as the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty.
The brand offered up a preview - shot by David Sims - in which Lange naturally pulls off the sultry-but-fierce look beneath some very noir-ish shadows. Even Jeurgen Teller couldn't resist photographing that face!
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Makeup really can make all the difference - just as Kendall Jenner.
Sporting bleached brows and a short, brown wig, it was easy to miss the Keeping Up with the Kardashian star in the Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2014 show yesterday.
"I just recently turned 18, so this [Marc Jacobs show] is my big kick-off to start and grow my career. The New York fashion scene is crazy, madness, but I love the energy. I love everything about it - like the hair and makeup today, it’s incredible. I’ve never had my eyebrows bleached; I don’t even look like myself!" she told Into the Gloss.
Turning 18 also helped with the fact that she can now legally show a little more skin these days - which is exactly what she did on the Marc Jacobs runway, modeling a see-through v-neck top with cropped pants (NSFW photo after the jump).
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Who needs cash when you have a Twitter account?
So says execs for the upcoming Marc Jacobs pop-up shop for New York Fashion Week, anyway. Appropriately titled the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop, the company will offer visitors goods in exchange for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook posts with the hashtag "#MJDaisyChain." So while it may be considered free by American monetary standards, the Marc Jacobs products will be paid for with social networking fare.
The shop - which will be open from February 7 to February 9 - comes complete with a lounge, a Daisy photo booth (for your Instagram, of course!), drinks, and Wi-Fi (naturally).
Additionally, "he most creative social media posts" will win Marc Jacobs accessories throughout the day. Sounds like a good deal for any fashionista!
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And so the rumors are true: Nicolas Ghesquière is the next artistic director at Louis Vuitton.
The 42 year-old French designer will be taking over the reigns from Marc Jacobs, whose departure from the brand was in October - following the fashion house's Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Jacobs headed the brand for 16 years.
Ghesquière last served as the creative director for another major French fashion house: Balenciaga. Named the youngest creative director of the brand at the age of 25 (during the same year Jacobs took over at Louis Vuitton), Ghesquière left the brand after serving 15 years at his post over challenges with its parent company, Kering. “I began to feel as though I was sucked dry, like they wanted to steal my identity while trying to homogenize things," the French designer previously said.
Ghesquière's celebrity fans include the likes of Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Connelly.
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With fashion advertisements constantly pushing the boundries of what's acceptable to show to the public, it comes as no surprise that Marc Jacobs - a brand that has recently been slammed for portraying Dakota Fanning a la Lolita style in a fragrance ad - would come out with a sunglasses ad featuring a man who appears to be masturbating in public.
Seen above, the man - who was discovered to be an employee from the brand's retail store in SoHo - is initially seen from behind, making a movement with his right arm which indicates that he is pleasuring himself in the middle of a park. The ad then cuts to a frontal shot of him, and it is revealed that he is merely cleaning his sunglasses. Before leaving the frame of the shot, he gives the camera a wry smile.
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Marc Jacobs loved working with Victoria Beckham because no one expected it.
The Louis Vuitton designer cast the former Spice Girl in a campaign for his eponymous brand in 2008 and caused controversy with an advertisement which saw just her legs coming out of a shopping bag, but Marc revealed he chose her because it was so unexpected: "Victoria would never have been the type of person that I think anyone would have thought of as our customer. Victoria liked the idea very much and was totally into it so I said, 'Let's treat her like she's a kind of product.' Because she is, she's created herself... And the first image you saw was just her legs coming out of a shopping bag."
Louis Vuitton has been named the world's most valuable luxury brand.
The French fashion house - whose creative director is Marc Jacobs - took the title for a seventh consecutive year after being valued at $25.9 billion following a study based on analysis of company performance and consumer interviews conducted by global research company Millward Brown Optimor.
Louis Vuitton beat off competition from Hermes, which was second with $19.1 billion, and Swiss watchmakers Rolex were third with $7.17 billion.
"Luxury is seen as a good investment with people increasingly buying classic pieces rather than high fashion. Those who can afford it indulge, including young professionals who, increasingly unable to buy houses, are spending their disposable income on mid-tier luxury," Nick Cooper, managing director of Millward Brown Optimor, said in a statement.
Louis Vuitton is to team up with Yayoi Kusama for a new collection.
Marc Jacobs, creative director of the French fashion house - which last worked with Yayoi in February when it offered her financial support for her collection at the Tate Modern - is looking forward to teaming up with the Japanese artist again for the range because he "admires" her "endless" energy: "Her energy is just endless. Through the painstaking sort of obsession in each of her canvasses and installations that she's created, you see this world that never ends. I guess that's what I admire and that's what I respond to in terms of feeling for her and for her work."
Alice Dellal is the new face of Marc by Marc Jacobs. The London-based socialite, musician and model - who is known for her signature half-shaved head and punk style - has been chosen by the designer to front the campaign for his brand's Spring/Summer 2012 collection alongside Erik Andersson.
In contrast to her usual look, the 24-year-old model wears a selection of bright dresses and anklestrap shoes in the shots taken by photographer Juergen Teller.
More than $400,000 worth of Louis Vuitton merchandise was stolen from Paris' Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport on Friday.
While the investigation into the heist is ongoing, it is believed a gang of masked thieves held the store's five members of staff hostage while they filled two waiting lorries with luxury goods manufactured by the French fashion house. No further details are yet known, but Parisian police are looking into the theft.
Earlier this month, Marc Jacobs claimed its entire Spring/Summer 2012 collection - made up of 46 looks - was stolen from a train in Paris during a routine transfer. An email to staff cancelling the fashion brand's press day in London read, "Dear all. The Marc Jacobs PR team is sorry to inform you that our press day tomorrow in the Marc Jacobs store is cancelled, due to the theft of the Spring/Summer 2012 collections during its transfer from Paris."
It is thought the collection was stolen in an attempt to counterfeit the samples rather than sell them on the black market.
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