Marc Jacobs to Leave Louis Vuitton

    Fashion designer Marc Jacobs acknowledges applause following the presentation of the ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection he designed for Vuitton, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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    After 16 years, Marc Jacobs closed what will likely be his last show for Louis Vuitton with this note in the program: “For Robert Duffy and Bernard Arnault: All My Love, Always.” It’s an even deeper message: Jacobs is reportedly leaving Louis Vuitton to focus on his own label. Although there hasn’t been a public announcement, Jacobs reportedly confirmed on Wednesday the rumor backstage at the spring 2014 show in Paris. The show, Jacobs’s “goodbye” show, featured an “ode to Paris and all the people I have been involved with and work with,” Jacobs said.

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