It's a bun fight for fashion editors wanting to get their hands on samples from the collections to shoot at the best of times (snooty PRs who rebuke your every plead; pieces unavailable as they're being hogged by other publications for weeks on end), but Marc Jacobs has just made it that much harder: his spring/summer 2011 collection has been stolen.
"Dear all," the email woefully began. "The Marc Jacobs PR team is sorry to inform you that our press day tomorrow [a refresher for editors of the clothes that were first shown on the catwalk. What, the models' googly-eyed death stares were distracting, alright?] in the Marc Jacobs store [in London] is cancelled, due to the theft of the spring/summer 2012 collections during its transfer from Paris."
But unless the klepto is 7ft and of size-six proportions, chances are the pieces will end up in a bin bag. Because he/she sure isn't going to be able to flog them without attracting some unwanted attention: these are samples from next season, meaning they haven't gone into distribution yet. If the fool is quaking at the prospect of a face-off with the police, he/she should be on knees praying there isn't a showdown with the editors; angry, they're far scarier than any man of law.
Marc Jacobs's spring collection stolen - Telegraph