1,300 Guests Culled From Marc Jacobs New York Fashion Week List
1,300 invitees have been cut from the Marc Jacobs New York Fashion Week list in an effort to save on costs. The invite list has been pared down to 700 from 2,000. Seating will be cut from 1,100 to 500, and standing room shaved down to just 200 - most of which will be for Marc Jacobs employees.
Duffy told WWD they're cutting the list to save money, because he'd rather cut back there than lay off employees. Jacobs is showing in his usual spot, the 69th Regiment Armory, because it was booked a year ago and Duffy doesn't want to pay a cancellation fee.
"This isn't the time to spend the money to entertain the entire world…. Everybody thinks it costs the same money to entertain 500 people as opposed to 2,000 [when you've got the space]," Duffy continued. "It doesn't. All those 2,000 people still need to be seated, they still need to check in, this one needs this, that one needs that, and you know what? It's very costly."
The news of the cut guest list comes just weeks after Marc Jacobs announced they would not be having their typical afterparty, which was once a highlight of fashion week.