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Three seasons ago, Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on New York’s fashion week schedule, with brands like Marc Jacobs and Theyskens Theory rescheduling their shows in advance of the (as it turns out, completely over-hyped) storm. This time around, we can’t even blame Nemo!
To think: only seven short months ago Marc Jacobs‘ name was still being bandied about as a possible replacement for John Galliano at Christian Dior. Now, of course, Raf Simons is firmly settled into the role with two collections under his belt and Jacobs is busy riding up and down escalators with his troupe of models at Louis Vuitton, but under different circumstances, the Marc/Dior pairing may have actually come to pass.
The American Foundation For Aids Research hosted its annual Inspiration Night at Maxim’s in Paris last night. The event was held in honor of Robert Duffy and Marc Jacobs International, the recipients of the Piaget Award of Inspiration. And there were plenty of celebs there to support a great cause.
In an interview with WSJ last year, Robert Duffy called Marc Jacobs a “fat heroin addict” because he would eat a whole cake from a pastry shop. In a video for German Interview‘s June/July issue, Jacobs responds to the comment and discusses a whole slew of other things.
Remember that finance guy who was suing the pants off Marc Jacobs and company for creating a sexually charged workplace? It seems that he and the company have agreed to let uncomfortable bygones be bygones, because the case seems to have been settled out of court.
Marc Jacobs‘ appointment at Dior may seem like a done deal, but apparently negotiations have hit a bit of a rough spot with both Jacobs and his longtime partner Robert Duffy asking for parent company LVMH to pony up what can most easily be described as a gigantic chunk of cash.
Yesterday Marc Jacobs postponed its fall show. Today Theyskens’ Theory did the same. This all begs the question: why don’t designers have their shit together?
Rumors that Marc Jacobs has been tapped to take the creative helm at Dior may be unconfirmed, but there’s one man who is certain he’s got the chops for it: Jacobs’ longtime business partner Robert Duffy.
What’s the best way to acknowledge that one of your former employees is trying to sue the pants off you in a high-profile sexual harassment case? If you’re Marc Jacobs president Robert Duffy, you film a video yourself (and a ripped body double) taking your clothes off in a store stock room.
Ousted Marc Jacobs International CFO Patrice Lataillade is barreling ahead in his lawsuit against his former employer. Lataillade and his lawyers said in court papers filed Wednesday that the company’s financial misconduct countersuit is bogus, and that it skirts the real issue at hand: the sexual discrimination he suffered from the company’s president Robert Duffy.
Oh, how we love a good game of legal volleyball. Patrice Lataillade, the ousted Marc Jacobs executive who sued the company for wrongful termination, says his former employer’s counterclaim accuses him of money laundering not because he made any unsound financial moves, but because the company is trying to protect its president Robert Duffy from embarrassment.
A lawyer for Marc Jacobs International said in court papers this week that Patrice Lataillade, the company’s former chief financial and chief operating officer, was fired not because he blew the whistle on Robert Duffy‘s sexual harassment, but because he inflated the company’s financial performance by some $20 million.
Marc Jacobs‘ former chief financial officer and chief operating officer is suing the company, its president Robert Duffy, and parent company LVMH. The suit, filed in New York on Wednesday by Patrice Lataillade alleges that Duffy created a hostile work environment by forcing employees to look at gay porn, making a store employee perform a pole dance, and producing a book featuring photos of staff in sexual positions.
Last month Marc Jacobs announced that it was looking for someone to take over its then Robert Duffy-helmed Twitter account. The company is still looking for someone to fill the position, and has had an intern tweeting for the time being. That is, until now. Because said intern had a full-on meltdown on the @MarcJacobsIntl account.
Marc Jacobs hired 63 models to appear in 63 outfits for 45 seconds at a time for his fall presentation during New York Fashion Week. He had 1,100 yards of white vinyl shipped from California to New Jersey, where it was turned into several 20-foot tufted columns. The benches guests sat on were mirrored by hand, as was the runway. Five hundred guests attended the show, at which Jacobs’ art deco spectacle only lasted for a few brief minutes. And how much did it cost?
Robert Duffy interviewed Marc Jacobs for the September issue of Interview magazine, and while the photos are unbelievably good, it’s what Jacobs said about the business that really got our attention.
Just one week after Marc Jacobs CEO Robert Duffy’s wedding come the rumors that Marc Jacobs and his longtime Brazillian partner Lorenzo Martone have broken up.
Marc Jacobs president Robert Duffy tied the knot on Tuesday to boyfriend Alex Cespedes in Provincetown, Mass. Marc Jacobs himself was there as best man, as was his boyfriend Lorenzo Martone. While a tipster tells the Boston Herald that the wedding was a “fashionista extravaganza” with “tons of models” — the real scene-stealers came in [...]
Come on, you’ve always wondered what goes on inside the pretty little head of Marc Jacobs. After all, the kilt-loving designer singlehandedly made us reconsider shoulderpads, top knots and harem pants. So we couldn’t help but pour over the minutes from his recent lecture at the French Institute — part of their Fashion Talks series.