Today’s Fashion Headlines. August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Jacobs talks to Dior, fashion feeds the hungry and Fashion GPS's one-stop RSVP shop

Is Marc Jacobs coming to Dior?

According to sources, the Dior luxury house is in talks with Marc Jacobs about becoming the new couturier of the fabled French house. Dior has been without a creative leader John Galliano was fired earlier this year. This move would remove Jacobs from his position at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Jacobs and longtime business partner Robert Duffy also have long-term agreements with LVMH, which owns Marc Jacobs International. Duffy would be part of the package should Jacobs move to Dior, and is deemed pivotal to any deal.

Meetings are scheduled to take place in Paris this week between Dior officials and legal representatives for Jacobs, who is currently in New York preparing for his signature fashion show there. If Jacobs were to take the job, it is assumed that Phoebe Philo of Celine would be first in line to succeed Jacobs at Vuitton.

Fashion will feed New York next month

As part of “Fashion Feeds New York,” a new month-long initiative designed to help the underfed, DKNY and other fashion companies will host trunk shows and in-store promotions. The event coincides with Hunger Action Month.

As of September 8, visitors to an online CharityBuzz auction can bid on items from Ferragamo, Miu Miu, Oscar de la Renta and others. In addition, companies are also going to have “jeans days” that benefit Fashion Feeds New York Day, by encouraging employees to wear their favorite pair of jeans in return for a donation to City Harvest.

Fashion GPS with new Radar software

The CFDA’s Steven Kolb will be unveiling a new software today to help with the upcoming fashion week. Geared for editors, buyers, designers and publicists, Radar will allow users to RSVP to all of their Fashion Week invites all once in one place. Once invited, Radar-ites create profiles on the members’-only site and can then grant a colleague or assistant access to manage their schedule if they are so inclined. Aside from having a one-stop shop for RSVPing and event details, showgoers will also have the bar codes needed to access various shows. Radar will sync with any smart phone and a Radar iPhone app will be introduced by Fashion GPS later this month. All of this was welcome news to Kolb. “Instead of getting six PR agencies sending you six different invitations, you have everything in one place,” he said.

Source & Photo: WWD

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