Now that Nicolas Ghesquière has, quite successfully, made a clean start as the creative director of Louis Vuitton, we're looking forward to his second collection with great anticipation. But, before the Spring 2015 offering goes down the runway, we're taking a glance back at the masterful designs of Ghesquière's predecessor, Marc Jacobs. During his 16-year tenure at the house, Jacobs established himself as one of the most talented designers in the world. He even won our annual reader poll to name the most popular designer of the year in 2013. And it's with good reason: the man is just good at what he does.
But, after taking his final bow and saluting his era-defining stint at Vuitton, he left big shoes to fill. After all, while at Vuitton, Jacobs marched models out of an old-style locomotive, spun them around a merry-go-round, and sent them down the runway in nurse whites, giving us many highlights to look back on long after he's gone. Herein, our favorite moments from Jacobs's Louis Vuitton runways, and a touch of Nicolas Ghesquière, too.