Word of mouth was traveling quick with allegations that famed fashion designer Marc Jacobs was jumping the Louis Vuitton train to head off to Dior.
In his latest, and very candid, interview with Vogue, Marc addresses the rumors that he had intentions of leaving his position at Vuitton.
“I am at Vuitton, and I am very happy there,” says Jacobs. “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.”
He pauses for a moment and then, as if he can’t help himself, goes on: “The irony in all of this is that I don’t dream of doing anything else, or I didn’t. 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.”
In retrograde, Marc did not deny his intentions to join the Dior force; he just artfully spoke around them. The search for a new creative director for Christian Dior came shortly after John Galliano was removed from his position following reports of anti-Semitic behavior.
Aside from all the Dior chatter, Marc strikes a mentionable resemblance to Robert Downey, Jr. in the dapper editorial shoot photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
Read the whole article over at VOGUE.