Men’s Fashion Week tends to get a bit less attention than its much flashier womenswear counterpart, but when you throw Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, two of the world’s most legendary supermodels, into the mix, well, that’s a different story.
On Thursday, Kim Jones presented his final collection as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear, and decided to go out with a bang, closing the show with both of his fellow Brits Campbell and Moss taking to the runway in matching patent, logo-ed trenchcoats, before taking his final bow with both of the supers on each of his arms. Campbell took to the runway in a sleek black coat with her signature straight, long hair, while Moss donned a brown version of the coat, paired with a messy up-do.
The runway show came less than 24 hours after it was announced that Jones would be leaving the position, which he has held since 2011, with many speculating that the designer will be taking the role at Burberry that will soon be vacant when chief creative officer Christopher Bailey steps down in March of this year. Jones gave no formal reason or statement for his decision to leave, but left on a high note, nonetheless.
While Campbell has remained somewhat of a runway regular over the past few years, popping up to walk for Off-White, Versace, and La Perla in the last year, Moss has been relatively absent from the catwalk for some time save for a few appearances for charity shows; her last professional runway show was back in March 2013 for Louis Vuitton, albeit the women’s show.
There were plenty of famous faces sitting sideline for Jones’s farewell collection, as well. Taking in the show from the front row were Joe Jonas, David, Victoria, and Brooklyn Beckham, Xavier Dolan, James Marsden, and Will Peltz. There was also a cheering section of Jones’s fellow designers, including Virgil Abloh and Chitose Abe, to help celebrate the end of an era.
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