Marc Jacobs Interview Page 1
French billionaires just can’t catch a break these days! First PPR chief François-Henri Pinault gets himself embroiled in an ugly child support suit with Linda Evangelista that threatens to drain his bank account of $46,000 per month, and now LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault is compared to a pig farmer by his star designer Marc Jacobs.
Yesterday, both Oscar de la Renta and Valentino Garavini told us they thought Marc Jacobs would be perfect for Dior. A few weeks ago, Jacobs’ business partner Robert Duffy told WSJ. he could “definitely… do a couture line.” But in all the drama surrounding Jacobs potential appointment at the famed couture house, one man has remained silent: Jacobs himself. Until today.
At next week’s CFDA Awards, Marc Jacobs will take the podium to receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. (And, yes, he’s only 48. A deserving 48, but 48 nonetheless.) Women’s Wear Daily‘s Bridget Foley sat down with the prolific designer for a lengthy interview, and while you really should read the whole thing, we’ve parsed our favorite parts just for you.