After 16 years of serving as Louis Vuitton’s creative director, Marc Jacobs has decided to close that chapter of his life, but not before giving the brand one final collection.
As a tribute to the women who have inspired him throughout his journey at Louis Vuitton, the designer decided to model the advertising campaigns for the Spring/Summer 2014 collection after his muses.
Alongside the stars of the advertising campaign is the more streamlined iconic Noé bag, famously designed by Gaston-Louis Vuitton in 1932 in response to a request from a champagne producer for an elegant way of carrying five bottles of fizz.
In supple Cuir Nuance calfskin, the Noé is a study in understated sophistication.
The limited-edition NN14 was created through what Marc Jacobs described as a “cleaning” of the original design. Smaller, more streamlined, but still recognizable as a “bucket” for champagne or otherwise, the NN14 becomes the signature bag of Spring/Summer 2014.
The collection also features the extremely rare and precious editions whose extravagant embellishments – feathers, crystals, sequins, studs, alligator appliqués – testify to Louis Vuitton’s exceptional savoir-faire, several simpler versions of the Noé bag will set the tone of Spring/Summer 2014 and beyond.
The rare and extravagant bags serve as a testament to Louis Vuitton’s exceptional savoir-faire.
All Noé bags share distinctive details; a hand-pleated leather tassel closure, a Louis Vuitton-embossed leather handle, and the emblematic LV padlock and key bell. Inside the bag, a matching removable zippered pocket serves as a perfect compartment for stowing valuables.