Julie de Libran has apparently left Louis Vuitton.
The studio director of womenswear was considered the right-hand woman to Marc Jacobs, prior to him leaving his role as creative director for the French fashion house in October last year.
Now WWD reports that Julie is also leaving the brand, with Marc’s successor Nicolas Ghesquière apparently bringing in new collaborators to take on Julie’s role.
The website writes: “Julie de Libran, one of the creative engines behind Louis Vuitton’s fashion business, is no longer working in its Paris studio, market sources said.”
Julie’s last line for Louis Vuitton was the pre-fall range, shown in New York earlier this week and described as a team effort.
Apparently Julie is still under contract so could step into a different role at the brand, or take on jobs for LVMH Moët Hennessy, which manages Louis Vuitton.
Other brands managed by the fashion conglomerate include Donna Karan, Fendi and Givenchy.
Officials for Julie and Louis Vuitton couldn’t be reached by WWD for comment.
Marc left the brand last year to concentrate on his own label.
Nicolas is set to unveil his first collection for Louis Vuitton at Paris Fashion Week in March.
Julie joined the brand in 2009, following a ten-year stint working at Prada, alongside Miuccia Prada.
She helped establish the Italian company with celebrity and event dressing.
Julie has also worked with Versace and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.
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