NEW YORK — Marc Jacobs will not be showing in Milan in early October after all, according to his partner Robert Duffy.
“We just won’t have our samples ready in time,” said Duffy, pointing out that the decision to show part of his spring/summer 1995 collection there was “never really confirmed.”
“It was always a casual thing, and we were just taking a wait-and-see attitude,” Duffy said.
As reported, Jacobs was to show in Milan at 3 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Miuccia Prada’s showroom space on Via Maffei, 4.
Jacobs was invited to participate in the show by Franca Sozzani, editor in chief of Italian Vogue, as part of a big magazine celebration. The designer, however, is still going forward with presenting his collection in New York, set for Oct. 29, though the location is being kept a secret for now.
“It will be shown somewhere in a loft downtown,” Duffy said.
In the meantime, Jacobs is hopping around on crutches. “Marc stepped on a stray nail in the sample room in Catolica, Italy, and he has four stitches on his left foot,” Duffy said, adding that the accident occurred the first week of September.
“He was running around in his bare feet, and I told him to be careful, but he wouldn’t listen.”
“This was his very first time in the hospital,” said Duffy. “It was a big deal for him, but he’s on the mend.”