Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer Collection Stolen
Someone call the fashion police!
It was announced Thursday afternoon that the Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2012 46 piece collection had been stolen on the way from Paris to London, where it was to be paraded in front of the press. First it was the Oh Lola! ad ban and now this.
Scotland Yard confirmed Thursday that it was investigating the theft of “a quantity of clothing, bags and shoes” valued at almost $65,000. The collection was stolen, it said, at 8 a.m. on a sunlit Wednesday morning on Mount Street, in the heart of the upscale Mayfair neighborhood in London, home to a large Marc Jacobs store.
A person familiar with the situation, who did not want to be named discussing a continuing investigation, said late Wednesday that the collection that was stolen consisted of “duplicate samples, in Europe for press days.” “The collection that was shown in New York is safe and the red carpets won’t be missing Marc Jacobs this season.” The person declined to discuss the nature of the robbery, but said no one had been hurt. There was speculation the collection had been lifted from a courier van delivering it to the store.
This is not the first time a large quantity of designer clothing has gone missing. Seventy-five dresses from Victoria Beckham’s spring/summer 2010 collection were taken from a delivery van on its way to Neiman Marcus in New York in 2009. In 2007, the London designer Christopher Kane’s studio was broken into and 23 pieces from that year’s spring/summer collection were stolen.
I’m surprised these designers don’t have a security detail with their prized possessions. While $65,000 is not necessarily a lot of money, it’s enough money to have someone have an eye on your items 24/7.