Fashion Designer Marc Jacobs Dead?!
According to the Vancouver edition of the daily Metro newspaper fashion designer Marc Jacobs is dead. The "late American designer" is known throughout the fashion community for reinvigorating the industry and inciting trends in the last decade. But fear not, the famed Louis Vuitton creative director is alive and well, his death was nothing more than an overlooked error in the article's vernacular.
So as I was walking to work I snagged a free copy of the Metro, as I proceeded to Starbucks to grab my morning fix I was perusing the paper when I found an article on 'The Neon Conundrum,' a style guide to incorporating the neon trend into one's dress. Marc Jacobs was credited with establishing the trend but the article had a small typo with sensationalistic repercussions.
Jacobs produced a hugely popular retrospective of the late American designer’s iconic Day-Glo bright graffiti prints for Louis Vuitton before using similar colors in his own signature women’s wear collection. The happening ended up being a signal of a larger trend to come. It also brings a set of problems: How best to wear it without looking ridiculous or burning someone’s retinas?
Seems harmless enough but the author threw in a single word that implied the fashion icon was dead: "the late American designer's[...]." Now correct me if I am wrong but doesn't late mean dead, passed away, no longer alive?
Just a word to reporters, make sure you check the terminology used, the implications of a single adjective can incite a whole other story.