Marc Jacobs apologizes for late start to SS19 show
today Sep 14, 2018
Marc Jacobs has issued a public apology on Instagram after began his show this past Wednesday began nearly 90 minutes late.
"I sincerely apologize to anyone and everyone who was inconvenienced by my lateness at our Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show," the fashion designer wrote in a caption. "I fully understand people have plans, lives, commitments, flights, families to return to, etc and that I fully RESPECT."
Jacobs became famous for his punctuality after his own two-hour show delay in 2007 sparked a change in the designer. When his Spring/Summer 19 show scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. An hour and a half later, the first model appeared on the runway.
Rumors quickly circulated about the reason for the show's delay, many alleging that the late start was deliberate.
"Priceless: Rumors that Marc Jacobs held his 6pm show late tonight to spite Rihanna - by making people miss her 7:30pm Fenty show - for taking his NYFW-closing time slot," tweeted former WSJ staff writer Christina Binkley.
However, in his Instagram caption, Jacobs provided a list of his own reasons for the delay, including that he "became aware that we would most likely be an hour late," but underestimated exactly how late that would be.
He continued, "after years of being beyond punctual and once again, with every intention of remaining so, the fact is, more is always expected from us with fewer and fewer resources...It was my wishful thinking that we could accomplish all that needed to be done for this show with the circumstances we faced. I was wrong."
Despite the drama, Jacob's SS19 show turned out to be a glamorous display of 1950s glamor, pastels and ruffles.
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