Marc Jacobs Officially Denying Dior Position

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We’ve heard so many speculations over the last months about who is going to take the creative position at Dior that it’s finally time to start putting them behind us. One at a time.

Marc Jacobs was one of the designers who were proposed (possibly, maybe – remember we’re talking rumors in the fashion world, there’s hardly anything foggier and less credible) and, after hearing all those speculations, here he goes, officially specifying that his job is with Louis Vuitton and that’s where he’s staying! Although I tried my best to keep it short, I went on and on, copy / paste and then I realized – wait a minute – you can read the wonderful interview here! (so, if you have a minute, do spend it fashionably reading a Marc Jacobs interview from Vogue)

I love being in Paris. I love working at Louis Vuitton. I love fashion. That’s why I do it. No one’s forcing me to do this. And nobody forces anyone to buy it. It’s a real love affair. It can be difficult, like any relationship that has its ups and downs. […]

I am at Vuitton, and I am very happy there. I’ve been saying that for a long time. There have been on-and-off conversations about Dior. I don’t know; maybe someday in the future, maybe years from now, I may end up going someplace else, maybe Dior. But right now I am at Vuitton, and all that matters to me is that that’s where I am and I’m going to keep doing my thing. […]

My greatest challenge is to do something better than we’ve done the season before. The idea of couture doesn’t hold that thing for me. It’s archaic—in my opinion. I mean, I am really interested in the craftsmanship behind couture. But I can explore all that in ready-to-wear.

Marc Jacobs photographed by Annie Leibovitz

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