Who needs a publicist when you've got Robert Duffy, he of the overactive, oversharing Twitter account? There's been no "official" announcement, but if Duffy's recent tweets are true, then Marc Jacobs would be the first top fashion label to accommodate plus-sized consumers.
Last week, in addition to using the label's Twitter account to broadcast news of Marc Jacob's soon-to-open Bookmarc as well its forthrcoming e-commerce site, Duffy tweeted, "We gotta do larger sizes." He continued, "I'm with you. As soon as I get back to NY. I'm on it! It will take me about a year. But stay with us."
And now, his latest update on the line's possible development: "Listen, we are in the very beginning stages of talking to a partner about plus sizes." While it's impressive to see Duffy and Jacobs charging ahead with what would undoubtedly be a significant move in the fashion industry, he probably should have stopped himself before blabbering on, "Relax. It won't be based on the collection line."
We're not really sure what he means by that one. Who's he telling to relax? Big people who don't want to wear collection clothes, or skinny people who don't think big people should be entitled to the same fashionable garments? In either case, it's not exactly the best statement for building positive customer relations.