On Sunday, the New York Post ran a scathing profile of Marc Jacobs, reporting that his company is faltering and the designer has relapsed into drug abuse. Another story, published by Page Six last night, recounted a “wild orgy” held at Jacobs’ home.
Last night, Jacobs took to Instagram to respond to both reports, writing an open letter to the author of the first article and targeting the “guest” who leaked the information about the party to the newspaper:
Today, WWD published an article in which several designers were asked about the likelihood for burnout in the fashion industry. Jacobs released a lengthy statement to the publication, which you can read in full here:
I love fashion. I enjoy putting on shows and creating collections and designing. And I question: Who is it all for? Where does it all go? I question all of it. But I continue to do it because I continue to love it and that’s it…It’s still called work; it’s not called fun. But the pleasure I get out of the creative part, the part that I really love — even with its pain and stress and obstacles, I still love it.
Yes, the balance of time for that is so little compared to all of the other stuff. But again, I still would rather deal with all of that just to have that moment, to work on those six weeks of shows that are intense and those nights that are around the clock, and the reward of having created something that lasts for seven minutes that feels right. It’s still all worth it.”
As for Jacobs’ company, a representative told Page Six the reports are “nothing we would comment [on] as a company.”