Marc Jacobs shakes up fashion week calendar
With New York going underground last Friday due to Hurricane Irene, Jacobs's business partner Robert Duffy admits they lost a weekend to prepare for the show. This has now prompted Jacobs to move his show from its original timeslot of Monday September 12 to Thursday September 15 at 8.30pm. Now this poses a possible nightmare for organisers of London Fashion Week, which starts on Friday morning.
"We also lost time with the earthquake [last week], when the building was evacuated and no one came back to work. That lost time is impossible to make up without pushing the show back. Our entire sample room - most of the people live outside the city and they couldn't get in here this weekend, nor would we have wanted them to. If there's a risk, people want to be with their families," Duffy told WWD. "Certain people will be inconvenienced. I feel the worst about people who want to get off to London."