Marc Jacobs: How He Really Feels About Leaving Louis Vuitton

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  • The American designer gives his first interview since his shock departure from the brand last month

    Marc Jacobs has given his first interview since leaving Louis Vuitton last month, with the designer opening up about how he really felt about waving goodbye to his fashion home of 16 years.

    Speaking to WWD, the New York-born fashion legend said: ‘It seems like everyone is [asking], “Are you OK? Are you upset?” I’m like, “No, I’m really not.”’

    ‘No matter what you say, no matter how you explain the situation, for Robert [Duffy] and me, it’s all really super positive. If I weren’t OK, I would be the first to say I’m not OK. I’m not good at hiding my feelings’, he continued.

    After months of speculation, Marc announced he was leaving the French fashion brand as creative director to focus on his own hugely successful eponymous label.

    He has since been replaced by former Balenciaga head, Nicolas Ghesquiére. So how does Marc feel about his successor, and his own future in fashion?

    ‘We’re both really hopeful’, 50-year-old Jacobs said about him and business parter Robert Duffy. ‘We both really believe in what Mr. Arnault said, and we all made this choice.

    ‘We signed our contracts for the changing [situation] in the Marc Jacobs company, with LVMH.’

    So what’s next for Marc Jacobs and co? ‘We want to do sweaters for dogs and call it ‘Bark Jacobs”, he added. ‘If it works, great. If it doesn’t, we’ll drop it and do something different.’

    Now this we can’t wait to see…

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