Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2012 runway collection has been stolen whilst travelling from Paris.
Forty six samples were taken en route from Paris to London where they were due to be presented to fashion editors.
It is still unknown how the collection was stolen, but the heist means that industry insiders have yet to see it, and therefore cannot borrow items for forthcoming editorial shoots. Stylists will be unable use the clothes to dress clients for upcoming events, resulting in less press coverage. It is also feared that whilst production of the collection may be still be ongoing, the final delivery date will be later than expected.
The design house sent an email explaining the situation,
‘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 SS12 collections during its transfer from Paris.’
At the moment it is unknown who stole the samples, but it has been suggested that they are already being copied and replicas will be available soon.