In what can only be described as any designer’s worst nightmare, Marc Jacobs’ spring/summer 2012 collection was allegedly stolen from a train in France, according to the brand’s American PR team.
“Dear all,” the official statement began. “The Marc Jacobs PR team is sorry to inform you that our press day tomorrow in the Marc Jacobs store is cancelled due to the theft of the spring/summer 2012 collection during its transfer from Paris.”
According to Fashionista.com, the collection was likely intended for editorial use, and included 46 pieces that will inevitably end up in the seedy underworld of knock-offs and counterfeits.
However, as of this morning, Vogue UK has reported that Metropolitan Police and the British Transport Police could not confirm the theft nor any investigation into it – and there’s been no details of how or when the collection was initially swiped.
Either way, this doesn’t bode well: Marc Jacobs samples will now be at a minimum, so we can look forward to less pieces appearing in shoots and on the red carpet (unless, of course, editors and stars are willing to shell out and buy the items for themselves). Here’s hoping we get some answers soon – or at least the thieves are caught in a surprise move by anyone with a penchant for detective work and highly-anticipated designer wear.