Now That He Has Your Attention
With a set by the artist Rachel Feinstein and an Oz-like runway sweeping toward the audience, there’s no way you can route yourself around Marc Jacobs’s talent. He demands that you notice his fashion even when it’s not that riveting.
As the designer of both his own label and Louis Vuitton, he is really in the thick of things; you can’t be involved with a luxury company much more corporate than Vuitton. Yet Mr. Jacobs has proved with his feistiness and his collaborations with artists that he doesn’t have to stick to a formula. His collections can shift from urbane and sexy to cartoony, and he doesn’t have to concern himself with explaining his arbitrariness. It’s probably wise that he didn’t take the Dior job, if it was in fact offered to him. He’s in a great position.