11 posts tagged "Robert Duffy"
Vodka-inspired fashion may sound like a terrible idea, but leave it to Matthew Williamson to make even the slightly soused look chic. His new pink caftan (pictured) is inspired by Belvedere’s new pink grapefruit flavor. [WWD]
Congratulations to Marc Jacobs president Robert Duffy, who married his partner, Alexis Cespedes, last week and nabbed that most coveted wedding accessory—no, not the ring, the Times announcement. [NYT]
Is Deacon in at Ungaro? Following a week of rampant Internet speculation, Jason Campbell says (rather, tweets) yes. [Fashionista]
A convenient truth: Santa Monica Place shopping center will be home to the world’s first LEED-certified Louis Vuitton store. [Racked]
Google “Marriage, Marc Jacobs + Massachusetts” and you’ll finally get something substantiated: Marc Jacobs president Robert Duffy announced plans to wed boyfriend Alex Cespedes next Tuesday in Provincetown, MA. As for Marc, he’s reported to be the best man, but we’re still holding out hope for a double wedding. [WWD]
The bevy of experienced, curvier models that proliferated on the Fall runways begs the question: older models in, younger models out? “We wanted to acknowledge women who have always worn our clothes, women with their own identities, have full lives, have kids,” says Francisco Costa. If they happen to be or have been Victoria’s Secret models, that probably doesn’t hurt either. [HuffPo]
The FNO brand is growing: Fashion’s Night Out is introducing edgier tees, tanks, and a hoodie for shoppers to buy and wear on September 10. You have five months to plan your outfit. [WWD]
A series of new commemorative plates features the First Lady in some of her standout finery. “Richly edged in platinum,” these are surely a must for any fashion-forward Washington hostess. [NYT]
Aggy’s got a brand new ‘do. Is it just us, or do we see shades of Samantha Ronson? [Love Mag]
As we enter a new decade, the fashion business, like the rest of the world, is encountering significant economic and technological changes. In this new series, Style.com’s editor in chief, Dirk Standen, talks to a number of leading industry figures about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
When I spoke to Robert Duffy, the president of Marc Jacobs, by phone last week, it was 12 days till showtime. “I don’t have one finished sample, one piece of clothing that’s finished, not one,” he said from the label’s Spring Street offices. “I don’t have one shoe or one handbag that’s going to be in the show that’s finished.” He did not, however, sound particularly concerned by this state of affairs. In fact, he sounded cheerful and energized. That unflappability has presumably served Duffy well over the last two and a half decades, as he and Jacobs have gone from being the self-described “rebels” of American fashion to becoming the leaders of a global mega-brand. During our conversation, somewhat condensed here, he talked about his experiences with tweeting and live streaming, the reason a $15 flip-flop could be the future of retail, and why having celebrities at your fashion show is boring.
You’ve just started tweeting. What’s surprised you so far?
What surprised me is how famous Marc is.
I’m just working with the same person for, it’ll be 26 years in May, so I have absolutely no idea. I mean, sometimes when we walk down the street and stuff, I hear people screaming at him. But I was floored…The best thing about [tweeting] has been listening to what people have to say, and these are real consumers. People were commenting about what they bought and how they long they’d kept it and when and where they’d bought it. That’s really been an eye-opener for me.