When news broke that Marc Jacobs would be leaving his post as creative director at Louis Vuitton, the fashion world was shocked. During his 16-year tenure at the brand, the designer was responsible for a whole new Vuitton aesthetic, which skyrocketed handbag sales for the House. Jacobs will forever remain known for his pop-art visuals and splashy graphics, which helped him make his mark on the brand forever and left fans longing for bags from the Marc Jacobs era well past his Louis Vuitton departure. While fans now know (and love) Vuitton under Ghesquiere, at the time of Jacobs' exit, it was difficult for many to imagine a post-Marc Jacobs Louis Vuitton.
Jacobs was responsible for a plethora of special projects and collaborations, designing a slew of handbag mega-hits along the way. A large part of the massive growth the House has experienced can be attributed to Jacobs time at the helm. He was able to take historical House codes and transform them in a fresh and modern way.
In the spring of 2005, Jacobs debuted an energetic collection of colorful bags in rich textures and very 2000s-era silhouettes. The collection included denim bags, which in large part led to a denim revolution throughout the handbag world, as well as the iconic Takashi Murakami cherry print. Fun and sometimes borderline kitschy (but in the best way possible) bags were all the rage in the mid-2000s and these bags resonated with many, myself included. The denim bags were on the top of my wishlist and the brand's spring 2005 ad campaign starring Uma Thurman was plastered to my bedroom walls. Today we're taking a look back at bags from the collection below. If you're still lusting after this collection there are plenty of Murakami Cerises bags to be had on the resale market
Do you remember these mid-2000s icons?
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