May 11, 2008 |
Marc JACOBS is quite the prankster. In September, the spirited designer staged his runway show in reverse. Then he designed a Louis Vuitton bag covered in bad jokes. Now, Jacobs is trying to pull a fast one by selling two nearly identical floral rings that come with one big difference -- a whopping $875 price gap. The oversized poppy design comes in two versions. One is from Jacobs' high-end collection ($907), while the other is from his mass Marc by Marc Jacobs line ($32).
March 18, 2002
Perhaps I missed the announcement for the new cars last year, but did car makers decide to stop including ashtrays as standard features? Or do L.A. smokers just prefer to litter? Marc Jacobs Burbank
February 7, 2003 |
In the media maelstrom surrounding the shoplifting trial of film star Winona Ryder, the sweetly demure Marc Jacobs coats and dresses the actress wore in court were as oft remarked on as her defense. And now, it looks like the actress' wardrobe tactics have paid off. Ryder is appearing in Jacobs' spring advertising campaign, which was shot by lensman Juergen Teller at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont. Jacobs, who presents his fall collection in New York on Monday, was unavailable for comment.
September 30, 2007 |
IF Hilary Duff was out of breath, then no wonder. With a black beanie pulled low over her newly browned locks, she breezed into St. Vibiana's just as the lights on the Marc by Marc Jacobs show went down. It had to have been a quick drive downtown from the Chanel party in Beverly Hills, but you do what you have to do when your calendar is crowded with celebrity-studded, cross-town events. On Sept. 20, two labels with cult-like followings held major L.A. fashion bashes.
March 6, 2013 |
PARIS -- With a runway in the round surrounded by closed doors, Naomi Watts, Jessica Chastain, Elizabeth Olsen, Lily Collins and the rest of the fashion crowd waited to see what surprise Marc Jacobs had in store for the fall 2013 Louis Vuitton show held Wednesday, the final day of Paris Fashion Week. The inspiration: A focus on materials and surface details redolent of the boudoir, according to the show notes. "An attitude of getting dressed up only to find the most glamorous destination is one's own hotel room.
February 22, 2009 |
A CALL TO ARMS The upcoming fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is about the model as muse, but what was on the minds of much of the fashion industry this week was Michelle Obama as muse. Of course there was speculation about whether she would attend any runway shows (we got White House press secretary Desiree Rogers instead). But Obama's presence was felt in other ways. First in the subtle shift in the designer hierarchy.
February 26, 2014 |
PARIS -- Belgian designer Dries Van Noten is the man of the moment at Paris Fashion Week, with an exhibition devoted to his career set to open later this week at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs. "Dries Van Noten: Inspirations," open March 1 to Aug. 31, will explore Van Noten's influences, including folkloric textiles and fine art, with music and film clips shedding light on the creative process behind the business he launched in 1986. The fall 2014 collection that Van Noten showed on the runway Wednesday was certainly celebratory, what you'd expect from someone on a high note.