The North American premiere of Prigent's latest documentary on the rather elusive Marc Jacobs (never before had camera's been allowed in his showroom) showed yesterday at Facets Cinémathèque in Chicago. Being amidst socialites young and old was daunting (whopping stereotypes were abound) and Gillion Carrara's introduction was obnoxiously pendantic (again, stereotypical) nevertheless the documentary was well worth the price of admission.
"Director Loic Prigent has created an intimate, revealing portrait of the reclusive Marc Jacobs and the world of haute couture with the documentary, Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton. We see a genius at work, balancing unimaginable pressure to chart new paths in the universe of fashion as he straddles the demands of fashion conglomerate Louis Vuitton and his own New York-based Marc Jacobs label. Directed by Loic Prigent, France, 2007, 83 mins."
DVD available at Colette