By now, you’ve heard the news: Marc Jacobs is leaving his post at Louis Vuitton after 16 years with the house (for more details, here’s a link we recommend).
During his time at the helm, Jacobs not only designed some really beautiful clothes, he also dramatically overhauled Vuitton–taking it from luggage brand to global fashion juggernaut. Here’s some of his greatest red carpet hits under the LV banner.
At the LA premiere of The Bling Ring, Chloe Sevigny made Pre-Fall Vuitton her own. This may not be the most popular look of the bunch, but we tend to prefer any red carpet look that appears as though it was made for the person wearing it.
Kirsten Dunst in a dress from the famed Fall 2010 “bombshell” collection, looking quite the bombshell.
Karlie Kloss at Cannes.
We could probably devote a whole gallery to our favorite Sofia Coppola Louis Vuitton looks. It pays to be BFFs with Marc Jacobs.
Yes, it got played out, but the Spring 2013 collection was ubiquitous for a reason. Kerry Washington nailed it at a Django Unchained photocall.
We also really liked Kristen Stewart‘s look from the collection–a bracingly short romper–on Twilight duty in Tokyo.
Dakota Fanning wore powdery, delicate LV to the Met Gala.
8 more looks after the jump, featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence.
And on the complete opposite end, Gwyneth Paltrow looked superb last year at an exhibition of Jacobs’ work for Vuitton at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs.
Some of you may be wondering why we chose this look over Michelle Williams‘ coral-red Oscars look, to which we say: ladies in menswear.
Like model Elisa Sednaoui on the red carpet for a French Drive premiere, who didn’t balance out her suiting with girly pumps. Instead, she emphasized the menswear angle and looked all the more spectacular for it.
Then again, that bombshell collection managed to make Miranda Kerr look perhaps the best she’s ever looked on a red carpet.
Cate Blanchett was ethereal in Spring 2012.
And Rachel McAdams went for an updated “Old Hollywood” look but it still managed to feel fresh.
And one last bombshell for you: Jennifer Lawrence, at the 2011 Golden Globes, announcing herself as a red carpet presence pre-world domination.
(Photos via Getty, Wenn)