October 2nd, 2013
On My Mind

End Of An Era

sprouse-vuitton

Photographed by Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar

Before I started KiC, I was a casting director. I booked the models for Vogue for 10 years until I decided it was time to try show casting.

One of my first shows was Louis Vuitton with Marc, it was probably his 4th season with the house. Marc and I had known each other since college having spent a very fun (and blisteringly hot) summer studying together in Paris. When I arrived at the Vuitton atelier to start the SS01 casting I was told that I would be sharing a table with Marc’s friend Stephen. For a week I sorted through model cards and did countless go-sees, while next to me, Stephen Sprouse painted graffiti on an enormous stack of LV canvas bags. And the rest is history.

Good luck Marc.

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  • Please tell us that you had Stephen paint your luggage!

    Lisa EastmanOctober 2nd, 2013  7:05 AM

     
  • What a rich and fun memory to share! Perhaps they both could be guest bloggers on KiC sometime! Or at least offer to paint your faithful followers bags!!! 😉

    SheriOctober 2nd, 2013  9:03 AM

     
  • This is what makes a great blog! It will be fun to see what is next….

    brenda murphyOctober 2nd, 2013  9:12 AM

     
  • Sadly, Stephen Sprouse died in 2004.

    PrestonOctober 2nd, 2013  9:55 AM

     
  • Wow, you worked with Stephen Sprouse, that’s amazing.

    That's Not My AgeOctober 3rd, 2013  7:41 AM

     
  • Love reading these stories Preston! It’s a bit like opening a door for the rest of us, so we can catch a glimpse into the fashion world. It also makes those fashion icons more real – they are regular people, just insanely talented, and able to share that talent with the rest of us!

    bisbeeOctober 3rd, 2013  9:53 AM

     

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