Marc Jacobs undskylder efter sent show
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Marc Jacobs undskylder efter showskandale

Tidsplanen skred for Marc Jacobs under modeugen i New York. Det har fået den amerikanske designer til tasterne.

Programmet er stramt under modeugen, og alle skal hurtigt videre til næste show. Derfor var det under al kritik, da Marc Jacobs lod publikum vente i uhørt lang tid. Gæsterne til showet under New York Fashion Week måtte nemlig vente halvanden time, før showet gik i gang.

Det fik blandt andet chefredaktør på amerikansk Vogue Anna Wintour til at forlade showet (hun vendte dog tilbage inden showstart).

Flere modeller måtte også kaste håndklædet i ringen og forlade showet for at nå deres fly, og på de sociale medier begyndte der at florere billeder af de tomme stolerækker inden showstart:

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På Twitter er Marc Jacobs’ opførsel blevet kaldt ’respektløs’ og ’usmagelig’. Det har fået designeren til tasterne for at undskylde. I en post på Instagram fortæller han i en række punkter, at han troede, at showet ville starte til tiden:

- Det var min ønsketænkning, at vi kunne opnå alt det, vi havde brug for til det her show under omstændighederne. Jeg tog fejl. Ikke fordi alle ikke gjorde deres bedste indsats, men sådan er livet bare ind i mellem. Jeg har altid fået at vide, at hvis man vil have Gud til at grine, skal man fortælle ham sine planer.

Marc Jacobs’ undskyldning møder blandende reaktioner. Nogle har kommenteret, at de ville vente for evigt for at se hans kreationer. Andre undrer sig over, at undskyldningen ikke fortæller, hvorfor showet blev så forsinket.

På Twitter spekulerer brugere også om, hvorvidt Marc Jacobs bevidst har forsinket sit show for at sabotere Rihannas Savage x Fenty-show. Det er nemlig en New York Fashion Week-tradition, at Marc Jacobs lukker modeugen, men i år havde Rihanna taget showkalenderens sidste plads.

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I sincerely apologize to anyone and everyone who was inconvenienced by my lateness at our Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show. For anyone interested, below is not a list of excuses but rather a list of facts. I fully understand people have plans, lives, commitments, flights, families to return to, etc and that I fully RESPECT. I’ve heard, read and reflected on your frustration, anger and outrage. If you choose to read the below, I hope that you can find your own place of understanding. 1. The night before the show at midnight, I believed that we would absolutely be starting at 6pm, as planned and it was my intention to do so. 2. At 3:30pm on the day of the show, I became aware that we would most likely be an hour late. In good faith and hope it was communicated that the show would start at 630pm and that was a mistake. 3. 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. That is not unique to me personally or us as a company. I have learned that I need to adjust to our realities. 4. 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. Not because everyone didn’t make every effort or give it their all and more, life is just that way sometimes. I’ve always been told that, “if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” With our shows, I always strive to present 7-10 minutes of live fashion theatre that hopefully makes some kind of statement or touch the audience in some way both aesthetically and emotionally. I think we all have to be a little more sensitive and flexible to the fragile state of the live experience. I hope anyone reading this will reflect on my thoughts as I have on yours. 
Sincerely and respectfully, Marc

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