Posts for November 18th 2011
>> All 46 looks from Marc Jacobs's Spring 2012 collection were stolen in transit from Paris to London for a press day. The brand's PR team wrote in an email: "Dear all, The Marc Jacobs PR team is sorry to inform you that our press day tomorrow in the Marc Jacobs store is canceled, due to the theft of the Spring/Summer 2012 collections during its transfer from Paris." [Telegraph UK]
UPDATE: Scotland Yard has confirmed that it is investigating the theft of $65,000 worth of "clothing, bags, and shoes." A person familiar with the situation says that the collection stolen was comprised of “duplicate samples, in Europe for press days ... The collection as shown in New York is safe, and the red carpets won’t be missing Marc Jacobs this season.” [NY Times]
Marc Jacobs is offering a reward, according to its Twitter: "See any chic truck drivers cruising around Europe dressed in #SS12 Collection? Get a pic & call 212-343-0222. Reward."
>> Tom Ford's Spring 2012 collection was called a "nightmare" by some; now, pictures of the whole offering have surfaced on Vogue.com so you can decide for yourself.
Ford tells Vogue.com that this collection is inspired by the reaction to his first two womenswear collections: “It seems people came looking for what they used to find from me — the ruched dresses, the shaggy fur jackets.” He continues: “My focus is really old-fashioned. I want to do classic clothes. I don’t want to do trendy collections that swing around from season to season. I want to do things that will stay in a woman’s wardrobe a long time — quite ‘forever’ pieces. So I’m looking for consistency.” And how does he define a Tom Ford classic? “Blouses with a loose, slouchy quality; something fitted at the waist, and with a bondage-y thing on the foot — my favorite is the wedge with the chain-strap!”
As for the Fall 2012 season, Ford is already planning to do “ten small, personal presentations” at his London showroom in February, where he'll talk through each look as one by one, his models stand next to him. And about that movie career? “Well, moviemaking has gone away in favor of bag-making,” he told Vogue.com.