The Art of Great Fashion’s Committee Co-Chairs host a screening of the acclaimed 2007 documentary Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton at The Jepson’s Auditorium from 6-8pm. The evening will not only be a prelude to the committee’s May 5th event, Marilyn & Marc: Celebrating American Icons, it will also mark the 15th Anniversary of Telfair Academy Guild’s annual fashion fundraiser.
When French luxury goods businessman Bernard Arnault acquired LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) in 1989, one of his first decision was to appoint Marc Jacobs the artistic director of the 18th century classic monogram brand. As artistic director, Marc was put in charge of creating everything for the fashion house, from the clothes, the shoes, and the status signature “LV” bag.
In 2006, French documentary filmmaker Loic Prigent was given unprecedented access to Marc Jacobs and his team in a rare behind-the-scene look as they worked on two consecutive spring 2007 collections. One in Manhattan for Marc’s own label Marc Jacobs and the other in Paris for Louis Vuitton.
Tickets for the April 10th screening of Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton are free to all museum members and $12 for the public. Auditorium seating is limited and will be on a first come basis.