In the past few months, Marc Jacobs has been busy creating the costumes for the "Amoveo" ballet at Paris' Opera Garnier, launching the Marc Jacobs Waterford tabletop collection and signing a deal with Zannier Group for an extensive collection of...
In the past few months, Marc Jacobs has been busy creating the costumes for the "Amoveo" ballet at Paris' Opera Garnier, launching the Marc Jacobs Waterford tabletop collection and signing a deal with Zannier Group for an extensive collection of Little Marc children's wear that will be launched in the spring. And Jacobs has been doing all that while on a strict diet and workout regime that has resulted in a newly svelte figure.
The momentum looks set to continue next year with several initiatives that will further the brand globally.
The year will kick off with a new advertising campaign for Jacobs featuring Dakota Fanning. The ads, which will break in February issues of W and Vogue, were shot by Juergen Teller on location in Los Angeles in mid-November. "Marc loves her as a character and thinks she is beautiful and a great actress," said Robert Duffy, president. "He loved the idea of having this young, small girl in the clothes, and we made them in her size to shoot her in."
Jacobs and Duffy are getting ready for a move of sorts. The duo has decided to stage the Marc by Marc Jacobs show during London Fashion Week in February. "We have a really nice Marc by Marc business in Europe," Duffy said. "I always felt when we showed it in the U.S. we would do it the day after, because Marc had to get back to Paris for Louis Vuitton. I always felt bad, because Marc by Marc has such a strong identity but would always get lumped in with the Collection show. I also always wanted to show in Europe."
The aim is to present the collection on Feb. 16, which would coincide with the opening of the first Collection store in London. The 2,800-square-foot unit will be located in a former antiques store at 24-25 Mount Street in Mayfair and offer women's and men's apparel, children's wear, home furnishings, accessories and an in-house public relations office. The store was designed by architectural firm Stephan Jaklitsch Design.
In addition, a Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc boutique is scheduled to open in February in Moscow, and a Marc by Marc store is slated to open in Savannah, Ga. A Dubai Marc by Marc boutique is opening next week, and the company just signed a deal to open a Marc by Marc boutique in Tokyo's Omotesando area. There are also plans for a large unit on Madison Avenue in New York that will house all the categories and is scheduled to open next year, though few details could be learned at this time.
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)