August 30 2014

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6 posts tagged "Stephen Sprouse"

Blasblog: Jacobs Stalkers And Sprouse-ettes Descend On Soho


Last night, I had a revelation. I realized how appropriate it was that Madonna was the face of Louis Vuitton this season. In the fashion world, Jacobs is the king (queen?) of reinvention—of course, a finely honed Madge skill. It was only a handful of seasons ago that he was slightly pudgy and pale with glasses and a messy ponytail. But last night, here he was, tanned, lean, and prancing about the grafitti- and neon-bedecked Louis Vuitton store in his flat-front, pleated-back black skirt with Stephen Sprouse leggings tucked into a polished military boot. And as a result, people were losing their minds along with their balance— I saw a transvestite in spiky Rodarte stillettos fall to the ground while chasing Jacobs for a photo. But here’s the impressive part: Jacobs’ product and parties transcend the hype. Not to state the obvious but, in the age of reality stars on magazine covers, he has actual talent to warrant the attention. Who else would have come up with a Sprouse skateboard that comes with its own monogrammed carrying case? (Which can be yours for just under $9K.) “I don’t skateboard,” Eva Amurri told me at the store. “But if someone gave me that I would be willing to learn.” The party, too, was much more than another cocktail affair. It was part rave (courtesy of the black lighting), part product pusher (people were actually buying stuff), and part memorial. Said LVMH CEO Yves Carcelle of Joanne Sprouse, (pictured here with Jacobs) the late designer’s mother, who attended all three events: “She is on a cloud tonight. It’s like, for one night, her son has come back to life.”

Photo: Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan