Marc Jacobs X Louis Vuitton

Saturday, September 08, 2007

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Few luxury goods companies have a past as rich as Louis Vuitton—153 years in business, the most counterfeited bags in fashion history, and a recent endorsement from none other than Mikhail Gorbachev. But as far as many fashion insiders are concerned, the most interesting chapters are still being written—by Marc Jacobs, the artistic director that created their ready-to-wear line and took the brand beyond lustworthy luggage. The new documentary Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton, which has just arrived on shelves at Colette in Paris and will hit the U.S. September 5 (although we've spotted a few copies on eBay already), takes viewers inside the long-vaulted doors of Louis Vuitton. The film was directed by Loïc Prigent, who also created the documentary Signe Chanel, and shows every aspect of the design process, from the financial decisions to Jacobs's often hilarious monologues, as well as accolades from his usual cheering section, including Anna Wintour and Sofia Coppola. Click here to see some of the pieces he has made his mark on this season at Louis Vuitton.

Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton, $41 at Colette, 213, rue Saint-Honoré Paris,