From the house’s early (1896) embrace of the status monogram, discretion has been anathema chez Louis Vuitton. Which makes it the perfect second home for Marc Jacobs, one of fashion’s most fearless designers, who has made luxury wrapped in audacious signage his m.o. at Vuitton. “I think people love to show off,” Jacobs said recently. “No one I know is living such a private existence that they don’t want people to see that they’re carrying the newest bag or wearing the newest clothes. Even if they don’t want to admit it, there’s a kind of joy people get from the recognition.”


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