We're a bit hesitant to believe this one - a New York rumor floating around Londontown. Party word has it that Marc Jacobs is set to open an East Village store. Apparently, it'll be a Marc by Marc outpost for the hipster set across town who can't be bothered with a western trek toward Bleecker. But again, that's like us saying Luella's opening a store in Shoreditch. We've been here a week and have no clue where that is. So to those of you in New York, noticed any construction north of Houston?
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Rumor Mill: Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning and Sofia Coppola Are the Only Celebs Attending Marc Jacobs This Season
Only three celebrities will have the honor of gracing Marc Jacobs' exclusive front row this NYFW, we hear from two separate sources: Sofia Coppola, Elle Fanning and her sister Dakota. For the past few seasons, Marc has been especially selective in deciding which celebrities, if any, receive invites to his runway shows. He told Style.com last February: "I'm not into the celebrity thing like we used to. That's boring . . . We're not going to have celebrities. We used to have all the celebrities and people there, and I think that at that moment in time, that's what people loved. It generated so much press and at a certain point it was like, 'Did anybody actually watch the show?'" Of course, the presence of Leighton Meester, Vanessa Hudgens, Woopi Goldberg and Martha Stewart at last season's show seemed like a departure from that, but only one or two celebrities attended the seasons preceding that one, up until Spring 2009, to which every celebrity you can think of--from Jay-Z to J.Lo to Wynona Ryder--showed up. If this rumor is true, we like this season's tightly-edited guest list.