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Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy for Dior

Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy for Dior

With rumors about Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy leaving Louis Vuitton for Dior, Duffy gave a nod and a wink:

“Marc definitely learned his craft and become an amazing technician. He could do a couture line.”

On a side note, Jacobs credits Duffy with saving him from drug addiction.

“On a personal level, Robert probably cares about me more than anyone in my entire life — about my well-being as well as my ability to perform as a designer. He literally saved my life. As soon as he realized [my heroin addiction in 1999] he said, “I’m not going to sit back and watch you kill yourself.”


Duffy is no stranger to controversy and earlier this year he was sued by one of Marc Jacob’s ex-employees. Patrice Lataillade, a former Marc Jacobs executive, filed a lawsuit against company president Robert Duffy, alleging violations of state and city laws based on charges of sexual discrimination.

The world of high fashion is about as capricious as it gets.

Marc Jacobs to Dior? Galliano for Louis Vuitton…

Marc Jacobs to Dior? Galliano for Louis Vuitton...

According to sources close to WWD, Dior is in talks with Marc Jacobs about becoming the new couturier of the French house. Dior has been without a creative leader since the loss of John Galliano in the wake of allegations of racism. Such a move would unseat Jacobs from Louis Vuitton, the cash-cow brand at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton — and possibly set in motion a reshuffling at the French luxury giant. Who knows, perhaps Galliano will go the other way…

Marc Jacobs to Dior? Galliano for Louis Vuitton...

John Galliano Suspended from Dior following arrest

John Galliano Suspended from Dior

John Galliano, the British fashion designer has been suspended from Dior a week before his big show in Paris, after his arrest for alleged anti-Semitic remarks. Galliano allegedly verbally accosted a couple sitting on a cafe terrace in Paris’ fashionable Marais district. “Dior affirms with the utmost conviction its policy of zero tolerance towards any antisemitic or racist words or behaviour,” Dior’s Chief Executive Sidney Toledano said in a statement.