The star designer's final campaign is moody and elegant

By Alex Apatoff
Updated December 19, 2013 09:52 PM

Courtesy Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs closed out his 16-year tenure at Louis Vuitton with a bang (and a whole lot of feathers), but before leaving for good to work on his own line full-time, he had one more statement to make. The designer paid tribute to some of his most enduring muses in a series of ads for the line’s spring/summer 2014 campaign.

Jacobs has long selected some of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood to star in his Louis Vuitton campaigns, but this last round, shot by photographer Steven Meisel, feels very personal.

“This campaign is a celebration of women who have inspired his work and offers a vibrant homage to women and enduring style,” the press release says, naming all the muses from youngest (Edie Campbell, 23) to oldest (Catherine Deneuve, 70, above right). He also included Sofia Coppola (who inspired one of his most iconic handbags), Gisele Bündchen (above left), Fan Bingbing and Caroline de Maigret.

Each of Jacobs’s muses poses with a variation of the Nouveau Noé bag, an update to an iconic 1932 style designed to carry five bottles of champagne (which we didn’t know we desperately needed until right now). So what do you think: Did Jacobs go out on the right note? Are you excited to see all the portraits?

–Alex Apatoff