Designer Dish. Marc Jacobs Keeps Everyone On the Edge of their Seats at LV Dinner

September 23, 2011 • Designers, Fashion, Fashion Blog, Industry

Marc Jacobs wih Franca Sozzani

Last night, Louis Vuitton celebrated their new exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan with an exclusive dinner that included international fashion heavy hitters like Franca Sozzani, Katie Grand, Anna Dello Russo and of course the man of the hour, Marc Jacobs. Never having been an industry known for subtlety, Eric Wilson from The New York Times describes the fashion fete as a sort of orchestrated dance around Jacobs to find out if he will in fact be taking over at Dior.

Wilson’s candid commentary notes, ‘Also present in the room, metaphorically speaking, was a very large elephant, with a trunk larger than any ever produced by the luggage artisans of Louis Vuitton. That would be the talks between Mr. Jacobs and LVMH about his potential move to fill the glaring vacancy left by John Galliano at Dior, though raising the subject among Vuitton executives led to grimaces or coy replies’.

The Louis Vuitton exhbition at the Triennale Design Museum

He goes on to say how Dello Russo doesn’t eat (shocking) and Marc Jacobs wears a kilt front shorts (even more shocking) and everyone is having just a delightful time, or at least is trying their hardest to appear to be. The moment of truth finally comes at dinner when Sozzani  makes a loaded statement to Jacobs on whether he plans to stay with Louis Vuitton or not. The exchange, according to Wilson, went like this:

‘Before Ms. Dello Russo had the chance, Franca Sozzani, the editor in chief of Italian Vogue, stood up and put Mr. Jacobs on the spot.

“Marc, we don’t know what will happen,” she said. “Only you know that.”

The room waited expectantly.

“It’s great working at Louis Vuitton,” Mr. Jacobs said. “It’s an amazing company.”’

The Luois Vuitton exhibit at the Triennale Design Museum

Alas, so many power players in one room and still no confirmations to be had. At least the exhibition, something everyone seemingly forgot about, looked stunning true to form. As for Jacobs’ appointment, the rest of the world seems less frantic to figure it out. Que sera sera.


-Alia Rajput

Article and Photo Source: The New York Times

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