Yesterday, Louis Vuitton menswear designer Kim Jones presented his final collection for the house, enlisting the services of original supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to ensure he went out with a bang.
It’s the first time in decades that Mossy and Naomi have walked together on the runway, and the first time in five years that Kate has walked it at all (Naomi appeared with fellow supers Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford, Carla Bruni and Claudia Schiffer for the Versace Spring ’18 show).
Dressed fiercely in monogrammed Louis Vuitton trenches teamed with biker boots, Kate and Naomi walked individually and appeared side by side with Jones for the show’s finale.
Jones explained in a post-show instagram that the move was a fashion-clad thank-you to Marc Jacobs, with gave him his LV break. It’s the first time he’s included a woman in a menswear show, despite many other designers doing so in recent years.
Jones took the helm of Louis Vuitton menswear in 2011 and was the brains behind the luxury brand’s collaboration with Supreme. Rumours are rife as to where he’ll go next – some say he’ll replace Christopher Bailey at Burberry; others are adamant he’s heading to Versace, according to the New York Times.