Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Marc Jacobs Louis Vuitton |
Actor: Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton
Director: Loic Prigent
Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Documentary
From Japan to America, the LV sign dominates the fashion scene. And, one man alone designs the Louis Vuitton creations the exceptional Marc Jacobs. — With unprecedented access to one of the world's hottest and busiest desig... more »
A rare glimpse into the genius that is Marc Jacobs
K. Lee | San Francisco, CA | 02/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I only knew of Marc Jacobs as a designer favored by the rich and famous. Since I'm not one of them, I never expected to learn much about him other than the ads I see in magazines and browsing his boutiques.
Enter this documentary...Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton. I just expected a video about the Marc Jacobs Label and how the partnership with Louis Vuitton was developed, etc..... Instead, what I saw was a rich, visual story about a passionate designer who is truly an artist. One who chooses to use fashion to express his creativity. OK, so there is a certain amount of marketing and capitalism hanging onto the apron strings of MJ's name. However, this documentary does show Marc as an artist seeking to get to the next level of his creativity, yet he is seeking to find acceptance as an artist.
MJ is a designer with two major labels, his own and Louis Vuitton. I got the sense that this man, who is this incredible designer/artist, is in a way caught in the prison of his own creativity. It's one Ready to Wear collection after another.
This documentary is a must see. It really is a rare glimpse inside the world of MJ - the bonus is a rare glimpse into the creative side of LV as well.
Buy this DVD.
Christian | NYC | 07/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I purchased this, I was expecting a documentary of Marc Jacobs in board meetings with Bernard Arnault, all narrated by a monotone, faceless fashion insider. I was so wrong.
The film travels with Marc behind the scenes of his own label in the US, and then across the pond to LVMH's corporate offices, where he brings his own attitude, creative energy, and down to earth spirit. It portrays him as a true artist who is very driven, self-critical, and in tune with multiple industries. Even the commentary is interesting, funny, and unexpectedly objective. Are there more films like these?!
Any fan of fashion needs this in his or her DVD collection."
Provocative Fashion Force
prisrob | New EnglandUSA | 10/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"'Fashion is just a job,'' Marc Jacobs says in Loïc Prigent's documentary about Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton. The usually shy Marc Jacobs agreed to this documentary and gave great access to Mr Prignet. Marc Jacobs in this film comes across as a really likable, extremely talented young man. He appears to be a health fanatic from all of the vitmins and minerals and health food he eats. At the same time, you would be hard pressed not to find him with a lit cigarette at all times. His daily schedule looks like a constant grind. In this film we see how Jacobs goes from an inspiration to the commercial product. One fascinating scene shows us Marc Jacobs in a meeting with polka-dot artist Yayoi Kusama. And, soon thereafter we see the candy-colored dots in Vuitton's spring '07 line. In 1997, Jacobs was appointed Creative Director of luxury French fashion house, Louis Vuitton, where he created the company's first ready-to-wear line. An odd coupling, yes, but it has proved to be very successful.
Most of us have heard of Marc Jacobs. Certainly, the young group knows him as the most influential and interesting contemporary American designer. He is slight of build, but beaming with energy, as he eats his protein bars and drinks his bottled water. Everywhere, in every country, bottled water was on the counter, desk, airplane rest and table. You might think in France you would see coffee, or cafe, but, no, the bottled water appears as if in a vision. The film allows us a peek into the design and production process. We watch a roomful of people designing and presenting inspiration boards and collages. Marc Jacobs takes an old acrylic purple sweater from the 70s and inspires a new cashmere version. We see the workshops operating at a frantic pace to get the collection ready. Seamstresses go without sleep and then an assistant works feverishly to finish a dress and then rides a motorcycle across town with the dress as the show begins.
We get to see Marc Jacobs at art museums buying an eclectic mix of art. The art adorns his walls at his work place and at home. We have a glimpse of his home, very modern and in the Japanese format. He tends to wear casual clothing, tee shirts, they may be hand made, but who knows? His good friend and business partner, Robert Duffy joins him in many scenes. In 1984, Robert Duffy, then an executive at the Ruben Thomas sportswear company, hired Mr. Jacobs to design a collection called Sketchbook; Mr. Duffy and Mr. Jacobs have continued to work as partners
This is a very entertaining film of the fashion world. The down to earth business of making fashions. Whatever, Marc Jacobs designs, he seems to be a favorite of the rich and famous. We see his famous friends and they fawn all over him, as they would any fabulous designer. But, he is able to maintain his privacy and is always a little bit removed. The people he works with love him, many have been with him for years. Watch for the labels and the name- Marc Jacobs will be with us for a long time to come.
Recommended. prisrob 10-09-09"
Carolyn | Los Angeles, Ca USA | 11/25/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"im starting to design again and thought I'd check this out.. and am glad I did. It was pretty inspirational and it was cool to see how one of the greatest designers of our times gets his ideas from. i actually rented it from netflix first before I bought it.. but I think it's a great collection to have especially if you are a fashion designer!"