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Marc Jacobs Talking Move to Dior, Source Claims

By Alicia Dennis on
(Getty) Marc Jacobs (Bauer Griffin) WWD reports that Marc Jacobs is a frontrunner for one of the most talked-about positions in the fashion industry: Creative director of Christian Dior. The post has been vacant since the dismissal of John Galliano in February following allegations of anti-Semitism.The move might make sense: Jacobs' contract with Louis Vuitton is up quite soon, and he has one of the most bankable names in the business. Other designers reportedly considered for the position...Read Full Story

Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker Pay Tribute to American Fashion Designers

By Sasha on
Diane von Furstenberg and Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2010 CFDA Awards (Getty Images) Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Olsen, Alexa Chung and Jessica Biel were all dressed in their finest at the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards. The awards show recognizes those who have made a solid contribution to the American fashion industry. This year, fashion designers Marc Jacobs and Jason Wu, who designed Michelle Obama's beautiful inauguration gown, both received high honors for their womenswear designs.Notable...Read Full Story

Marc Jacobs' Beau, Lorenzo Martone, Is His New Competition

By Sasha on
Living with Marc Jacobs has its benefits because, apparently, his creativity is catching. Marc's longtime partner, Lorenzo Martone, is launching a swimwear line. Lorenzo, an advertising executive-slash-newbie bikini designer, is set to launch his line in July at Miami Swim Week. The line, Nycked (pronounced nicked), is inspired by Lorenzo's home country of Brazil. In Brazil, Lorenzo explains, swimsuits are considered real fashion. The line is a collaboration between Lorenzo and jewelry...Read Full Story

Marc Jacobs Wanted to Ditch the Louis Vuitton Logo

By Sasha on
Getty Images. Believe it or not, if Marc Jacobs had had his way, the iconic Louis Vuitton logo print would be no more. Marc admits that when he started at Louis Vuitton, he had thought of getting rid of the brand's trademark 'LV.' The logo, favored by celebrities and counterfitters alike, may be one of the world's most recognizable. Luckily, Marc decided that the logo actually supported the brand's image. Marc says: When I arrived at Louis Vuitton 12 years ago, and I was figuring out how...Read Full Story

Marc Jacobs and his Birkin Bag, Match Made in Heaven

By Chloe Harris Frankeny on
Isn't it romantic? Fashion mogul Marc Jacobs strides to meets his husband, the handsome Lorenzo Martone, at Eden Roc with the hotel slippers on his typically well-shod feet and a chocolately Hermes Birkin in tow.The Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs creative director ought to be a pro at effortless, luxurious style: Since his 1992 debut at Perry Ellis, Jacobs has been a household name known for his playful interpretations of style and trends. Lately the mega-designer has been in the news not just...Read Full Story

Celebrity Style Transformation - Marc Jacobs

By Sasha on
Getty Images. Marc Jacobs is undeniably one of the most talented men in fashion. As the creative director for both Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs, he is in charge of some of fashion's most respected brands and is a celebrity in his own right.The world was first introduced to Marc with his grunge collection for Perry Ellis in 1992. Since then, he's had a variety of roles and has been at the helm of Louis Vuitton since 1997. Now, with the release of his new frangrance Bang, Marc Jacobs is...Read Full Story

The Sweet Scent of Success

By Chloe Harris Frankeny on
Photos by Getty Let's face it dah-lings: No one is anyone unless their name is emblazoned on a perfume bottle. The recent Duftstar 2010 awards gala in Berlin drove this point home as design moguls Marc Jacobs (for Lola), Tom Ford (Grey Vetiver) and Narciso Rodriguez (Essence) tied as winners in the "Exclusive" category. The fragrance honors weren't just spritzed upon the fashion folk, however. Pop princess Christina Aguilera received the People's Prize for her signature scent, Christina...Read Full Story

Marc Jacobs Lands on the 2010 'Time' 100 List

By Chloe Harris Frankeny on
All hail Marc Jacobs. Step aside, Kaiser Karl, 'cuz according to Time magazine, you and your septuagenarian comrades (Giorgio who?) are no longer the kings of the fashion domain. Enter svelte, can't-believe-he's-47-years-old Marc Jacobs who, with tatts and piercings and all, is the only designer to rank among the 2010 Time 100 list . Wait, it gets better: Friend and fashion icon Victoria Beckham was charged with interviewing Jacobs for the issue. She writes, He inspires and educates me...Read Full Story

Have Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone Broken Up?

By Alicia Dennis on
Getty Images. Jacobs and Martone posed for each other on the beach during their wedding getaway. Despite a romantic wedding in St. Bart's just over four months ago (and the accompanying seaside photo ops), it seems that fashion industry power couple Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone may broken up. The New York Post reports that the couple of two years have gone their separate ways, with Jacobs attending his business partner Robert Duffy's Provincetown wedding solo last week.Martone, a talent...Read Full Story

Marc Jacobs Doesn't Want to Talk Menswear

By Alicia Dennis on
The recently-knighted Marc Jacobs may serve as creative director to Louis Vuitton, but he apparently doesn't play much of a role in the menswear department. Designer Paul Helbers creates all menswear for the iconic brand, as Jacobs apparently doesn't consider himself much of an authority on the subject.When asked about the most recent Louis Vuitton menswear collection, one that features charcoal cashmere suits, Jacobs told the AP, "I wear a white shirt and plaid skirt every day, so I'm not...Read Full Story