ON YOUR MARC: Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld are the latest fashion designers scheduled to appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” WWD has learned. Jacobs, who returned to Paris from the U.S. last week in time for the Louis Vuitton men’s show Friday night, was mum on details, but confirmed that footage was shot in New York and Chicago. The segment, with Trish Goff modeling his designs, is slated to air Feb. 13. Lagerfeld, meanwhile, will arrive in New York on Feb. 6 to prepare the launch of his New York-based collection at the close of fashion week, and will make a quick trip to Chicago on Feb. 7 to tape an appearance on the talk show. Lagerfeld is said to be offering guests exclusive first looks from the new collection on the show on models. Designers on “Oprah” are nothing new, though: In recent months, Winfrey’s show has featured the likes of Valentino, Narciso Rodriguez and Tory Burch.
Also last week, the multitasking Jacobs hosted a dinner at Dave in Paris to fete the new Marc Jacobs collection store in Palais Royal. The designer worked the room like a pro and then settled in for lemon chicken and fried rice with the likes of Sofia Coppola and Lee Radziwill.
AIR TOMMY: Around 7 p.m. last Friday in Paris, Tommy Hilfiger buckled his seat belt — in first class, natch — on Air France Flight 008, bound for New York. He’d slipped into Paris for a day to meet with Karl Lagerfeld. Because of business back at home, Hilfiger was sorry he couldn’t make it in time to witness Chanel’s breathtaking couture show, with that Ziegfeld-worthy ivory tower centerpiece, though he did see the pictures and thought it looked “fabulous.” Hilfiger stopped in chez Lagerfeld to discuss future plans for their shared venture, Lagerfeld Gallery, which will be shown in New York for the first time during the upcoming New York collections. He got a preview of what Lagerfeld plans and would only offer this cryptic teaser: “It’s a whole new direction for Karl.”
Asked how he’s enjoying his new situation regarding the potential new owners of his company, Hilfiger said, “It’s very exciting. It will allow us to address issues in the American market away from the public.” He noted that as the company focuses on going upscale, the volume will shrink a bit, as “we become less middle-of-the-road.”
EINAR ON DECK: Former Geoffrey Beene designer Einar Holilokk has reportedly found a new home at Reem Acra. News of the former Bill Blass designer joining the bridal company is expected to be announced Monday. Reem Acra declined comment Friday. In other bridal news, Monique Lhuillier and her husband and chief executive officer, Tom Bugbee, have a new addition. She gave birth Tuesday to their first child, Jack Bugbee.