What’s going on in the wild world of fashion? A lot. Read on.
Marc Moves On
Well, it’s official. Marc Jacobs officially confirmed that he will step down from Louis Vuitton after a glorious 16 year run. That doesn’t mean he’s done with LVMH, who owns a decent chunk of Marc’s namesake line; Jacobs and LVMH have plans to prep Marc Jacobs for IPO. Still, no successor has been named at Louis Vuitton (though I have my fingers crossed for Ghesquière.)
Why Can’t We Be Friends?
Surprise, surprise, there’s more Saint Laurent drama this season. Hedi Slimane, who has made a point of picking fights with many of fashion’s major players since taking the helm at (Yves) Saint Laurent but a few seasons ago, is at it again. This time, he’s asked Parisian retailer Colette to meet him by the flagpole after school, as they carried those Ain’t Laurent Without Yves shirts so popular with the street style photogs. Colette isn’t the only store to do so, and it also heeded Slimane’s request to take the shirts off their e-commerce site. No word on Slimane’s rationale, though the end of their business relationship will destroy about $136,690 of wholesale business.
Do you need a manicure? Deborah Lippmann opened her first salon yesterday at the Miraval resort in Arizona.
Pretty, Pretty Proenza
Something else to look forward to for spring, aside from the clothes? MAC announced that it is collaborating on a collection with Proenza Schouler, due out in April. I have a feeling it’ll focus on neutrals, but I’m hoping lamé from the spring collection will sneak in as well, maybe as an eyeliner…