Tomorrow, the fashion trade will celebrate 100 years in the business. Here's what the first issue--well, the issue after an introductory supplement in now-defunct DNR--looked like. Subscriptions were $3 a year, single copies were 1 cent. Go to WWD to check out images of the paper from the last 10 decades.
Happy 10th Birthday, Marc by Marc Jacobs!
I glossed over this subject in my review of the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 show, so let me reiterate. Ten years ago, this label--which we all know so well and love so much--changed fashion and retail forever. Sure, designers had done diffusion and bridge lines before (see Halston, Calvin, Ralph, and Donna), but those were mostly slick, grown-up brands. Marc Jacobs is nothing if not cool. He and business partner Robert Duffy made it okay for arty, hip designers to make money, too.