Marc Jacobs to Dior Might Not Happen
Remember the news was all about Marc Jacobs making the move to Christian Dior? Yeah, there’s a reason you haven’t heard much about it lately. According to sources, the French fashion house’s talks with Marc Jacobs have come to a halt, and Dior has quietly stepped up the pace and depth of negotiations with other designers. The scenario that would have left Louis Vuitton, the luxury group’s cash-cow brand, without a key creative engine such as Jacobs seemed too complicated. Jacobs has been vocal about the fact that he is happy at Vuitton, yet honored to be considered for Dior. One source cautioned, “It is not impossible that [LVMH honcho Bernard Arnault] resumes his talks with Marc.” Indeed, last month, the luxury goods executive is said to have jumped on his private jet and flown to Manhattan to meet with Jacobs.
The last talks with Jacobs remained cordial, with no explosive breakdown, according to a Paris source. But Arnault and Dior recently decided to move onto another scenario. The search is said to be focused on finding a designer — whether young or mature — with a strong affinity and respect for the brand’s glamorous DNA, and a vision for taking it forward in the post-Galliano era. It is understood Alexander Wang, Raf Simons and Jason Wu are among some of the candidates recently approached, with Riccardi Tisci still in the mix but viewed as an unlikely appointment, given his strong momentum as Givenchy’s couturier. It’s still anybody’s game for Galliano’s old position.
Target and PixiGlow Comes Together
Petra Strand, the creative mind behind PixiGlow, has entered into a partnership with Disney to create a line for the world’s most famous fairy, Tinker Bell, exclusive to Target. Coming in Spring 2012, PixiGlow will deliver products for face, eyes, lips and cheeks. Items are designed to work with Pixi’s existing makeup items, which sell exclusively in the U.S. at 1,500 Target stores and at Boots and a flagship in the U.K. Strand collaborated with Disney character artist John Quinn to transform the iconic Tinker Bell into a classic, vintage-inspired beauty.
“They approached us saying we were all about a touch of magic and they have the most famous fairy in the world and let’s figure out a way to work together,” said Strand.
Carine Roitfeld Stops by BookMarc
You live in NYC and got some time tonight? Go see former-French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld at Bookmarc in New York’s West Village tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. to promote her new book, “Irreverent.” Roitfeld will sign copies of the Rizzoli-published, Olivier Zahm and Alex Wiederin-edited volume, which features selections from editorial shoots overseen by the Roitfeld, her commercial work as well as “intimate ephemera.” On-site ephemera is set to include Champagne courtesy of Veuve Clicquot and a scheduled stop-in by Marc Jacobs himself. If you get the chance, ask him how that Dior move is going …
Target Grabs Another Collaboration: Nip + Fab
Nip + Fab, designed to pinpoint specific beauty concerns such as anti-aging, eye brightening, skin plumping and cellulite smoothing, entered Target Nov. 1. It launched in the U.K. in Boots one year ago. Nip + Fab’s philosophy centers around targeted treatments.
“With Rodial, we use five key actives backed by clinicals. In Nip + Fab, we use one key ingredient for efficacy with some complimentary ingredients,” said creator Maria Hatzistefanis. Target liked that the brand “talks to the customer. You know exactly what you need to get. We use tongue-in-cheek-type packaging. It looks really fresh,” said Hatzistefanis.
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