A Louis Vuitton Moment in Milan

Amid the flurry of Fashion Week in the land of gelato and pasta bolognese, the industry took a Parisian detour with a soiree toasting Louis Vuitton’s refurbished Milan Montenapoleone store, accompanied by the opening of the exhibition Louis Vuitton: Art of Fashion at La Triennale di Milano.

The Katie Grand-curated exhibition, which made its debut in 2010, highlights some of Marc Jacobs’ best work for the luxury house since his start in 1998. Thirty outfits, including pieces from the unforgettable Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince and Takashi Murakami collaborations, adorn mannequins specially created for the exhibit, some with fluoro Sprouse graffiti and others with Speedy bags for heads.

But those wishing to catch the exhibit should hurry, as it wraps up October 9. And by that time, like the clothes themselves, Jacobs’ time at Louis Vuitton could be history. That is, if rumors of his move to Dior turn out to be true.

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