Fashion designer Marc Jacobs apologizes after being forced to postpone his collection show scheduled for Monday, February 11.
Jacob’s show has been moved to Thursday, February 14 at 8 p.m. The show’s location has also been relocated from the New York State Armory to the The Tents at Lincoln Center.
There are conflicting published reports that the show will remain at the New York Armory at 68 Lexington Avenue, however, we have confirmed the event will be held at the Lincoln Center.
Marc Jacobs International president Robert Duffy said that customs and deliveries delays forced the change. According to Duffy,missing bags, shoes and two fabrics, delayed the event. They don’t expect to get delivery until Monday.
Duffy tells media outlets that Marc is extremely sorry for this inconvenience. “We just want to have the best show possible and show all the products that our design team has been working on so hard for the last six months. We completely understand if people have to get on a plane to go to London. We’re not expecting people to change those plans or other plans just for us. We are live streaming the show. Still, [and] we recognize the significant inconvenience,” said Duffy.
Jacobs’ more affordable line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, will take the Monday slot, but will move from the New York State Armory to the The Tents at Lincoln Center.
Marc Jacobs has been to America what Miuccia Prada is to Italy: the can’t-miss catwalk, the bellwether label, the mercurial designer who stuns/delights/scares the fashion world twice a year. Jacobs has a knack for sizing up the zeitgeist and then one-upping it. A master of the mash-up, his references are wide-ranging, always in flux, and often unlikely. He’s done multi-layered grunge and tight-as-a-drum ladylike. What’s next? It’s unpredictable—but you can safely assume it’ll make waves and move units. The mystique is buoyed by the use of unexpected models and Juergen Teller’s vivid photo campaigns.
Notwithstanding the disappointment of having to cancel his show, Jacob enjoys a bit of good news as Diet Coke has hired the designer as their new creative director. Jacob has joined forces with the drinks brand for one year, as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.
The collaboration will see Jacobs give the brand a “stylish and light-hearted” makeover, following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier in designing a limited edition run of bottles and cans. In celebration of the brand’s three decades, the designs will “capture the rise of female empowerment through the Eighties, Nighties and Noughties” – with a signature whimsical Marc Jacobs twist.