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Marc Jacobs Will Make Sure His Louis Vuitton Exhibit Isn’t Boring

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Today’s Telegraph has new details on Marc Jacobs’s exhibit at the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Decoratifs: It’s titled “Louis Vuitton — Marc Jacobs,” and will open on the same night as Louis Vuitton’s  fall 2012 show (March 8, the last night of Paris Fashion Week). Jacobs says the show will take up two floors, one devoted to his own designs for the house and one devoted to works by the late Louis Vuitton himself (including one of the label’s first signature trunks, made in 1869). Katie Grand — who serves as a consultant for Vuitton’s runway shows — is the official creative consultant for the exhibit, which will be designed by Sam Gainsbury and Joseph Bennett. Jacobs asserts that the show will be exciting: “There is nothing more boring than an educational fashion exhibition in a museum or looking at still clothes on mannequins or in vitrines,” he says, “so the team has come up with some very interesting ideas.” So now we’re expecting an army of talking mannequins and dancing 3-D holograms, at the very least.

While the Telegraph had Jacobs on the line, they asked him about Dior, just in case the matter wasn’t entirely closed and beaten to death. Was it his choice to remain at Vuitton? “Well … it’s a little bit more complicated than that … but we agreed that it was probably best for everyone,” said Jacobs. Then the topic changed to perfume, and  presumably the awkwardness passed.

Marc Jacobs Discusses His Louis Vuitton Exhibit