In what may be another piece to the Marc Jacobs-to-Dior puzzle, Louis Vuitton has just announced that they are planning to unveil an exhibition during Milan Fashion Week that will pay tribute to their artistic director of 14 years, Marc Jacobs.
This news comes on the heels of several legitimate-sounding reports that Marc is as good as in as John Galliano's permanent replacement at Dior. Of course, his position at Dior would mean having to say goodbye to Vuitton, where he successfully created the house's first ready-to-wear line. And this exhibition, which sounds a lot like a retrospective to us, will be a great way to do it.
According to WWD, stylist and editor Katie Grand will curate the exhibition. Marc and Katie have collaborated consistently throughout his tenure at Vuitton--in addition to styling most of the ready-to-wear shows, she even curated a mini-retrospective of Marc's work for the house at the opening of Vuitton's London flagship last year. This exhibition has a similar context in that the house is also unveiling an expanded store in Milan that week. However, this one sounds like it has more weight to it--like it's a bit more final than last year's. We just hope this isn't the last we see of Marc and Katie working together--they make a great team and could probably do some awesome things over at Dior.
The showcase will run from September 22 to October 9 at the Triennale.