One never knows where conversation might lead during a showroom visit for a collection preview. Sometimes it’s a quick in-and-out, with talk fully focused on the clothes. Sometimes not. With Marc Jacobs, often not.
During a preview on Tuesday night, Jacobs was fully focused on fittings and determined to start Wednesday’s 6 p.m. show on time [he did] after last season’s break from recent good form. He did offer a bit of personal news: He and his fiancé Char Defrancesco are decamping from their West Side town house and moving to Rye, in Westchester County, New York. Seriously.
Jacobs, who projects as a consummate urbanite, is in fact heading to the suburbs. OK, there may be a downsized NYC apartment in the game plan, specifics TBD. But Jacobs and Defrancesco have purchased a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Max Hoffman, the importer of foreign luxury cars into the U.S. The house was later owned by the philanthropist Emily Fisher Landau, and most recently, Alice and Thomas Tisch, from whom Jacobs and Defrancesco purchased it.
Why the move?
“I’m 55 years old, I’m getting married,” Jacobs said. “This feels like really a new chapter. I’d like to live a life outside. I just
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