There has been a lot of discussion about plus size on the MarcJacobsInt twitter feed lately. Jacob's biz partner, chronic over-twitterer Robert Duffy, is back at the helm and for the last couple of days, when he's not twittering about his Paraguayan husband whom he met online, he's been talking about Marc Jacobs potentially doing plus size. The latest tweets, posted just half an hour ago, suggest Jacobs will design for plus: "We are in talks now. For plus sizes," and again, "Listen, we are in the very beginning stages of talking to a partner about plus sizes. Relax. It won't be based on the collection line."
We're hoping twitter speaks the truth. We were encouraged by Saks' decision to stock plus-size clothing from high fashion brands come fall. If Marc Jacobs does plus it could help change the impossible size zero standards of the industry.
To help catch you up on how these latest tweets, which make Marc Jacobs sound rather committed to doing plus size, came about here's the whole twistory: Interest in Plus sizes?Women are dyeing for fashion. Need to get the message out. But when we put 14 and 16 in the stores no takers.Stopped Sun Aug 1 23:04:48 2010 via Echofon
I'm a big guy 6'4" 210 lbs. Not easy for me to find clothes. Of course I can have them made.I know how everyone feels.I try to diet but.... Sun Aug 1 23:16:48 2010 via Echofon
Your right. We gotta do larger sizes. I'm with you. As soon as I get back to NY. I'm on it! It will take me about a year. But stay with us. Sun Aug 1 23:21:21 2010 via Echofon
Stores don't always have them on the floor.We sell mostly smaller sizes but we have them.You may have to ask.Lots have them made. We do it! Sun Aug 1 23:39:15 2010 via Echofon
Ok.No more questions answered from direct tweets.To upsetting for some. Let's not talk about larger sizes anymore today. Upsetting for many. Mon Aug 2 04:05:09 2010 via Echofon
We are in talks now. For plus sizes. For all you who seem to know my co. Better than me. Hope it works out. Lighten up! about 1 hour ago via Echofon
Listen, we are in the very beginning stages of talking to a partner about plus sizes. Relax. It won't be based on the collection line. 19 minutes ago via Echofon
That's it I'm getting on another plane.I'm never talking about plus sizes again. I love you girls. Remember that! No more talk! Now just bs. 9 minutes ago via Echofon