Marc Jacobs Spring Collection Stolen, Marc Jacobs canceled its press day after its Spring 2012 collection was stolen on a train to Paris.
The news quickly spread on Twitter and even prompted some other design houses to share similar tales of woe. “Omg JUST now saw.. AWFUL. We had about 60 pieces stolen last prefall too,” tweeted @dkny, the twitter account for the Donna Karan label.
Officials at Marc Jacobs declined comment but a person familiar with the situation told Heard on the Runway that it’s untrue that the entire collection was stolen. The runway looks are here in New York, this person said.
Runway looks are only part of a designer’s collection — the pieces shown on the catwalk. Designer labels will sometimes have dozens of other, more commercial looks back in their showroom to show retail buyers — and also editors on press days — a wider range of options. Those looks in the showroom are important for they’re the ones that do the heavy lifting at stores, whereas the runway looks are often a “halo” for the collection and have higher impact in the pages of fashion magazines.
It couldn’t be determined how many pieces from Jacobs collections were stolen.