Hamish Bowles and Mickey Boardman were seatmates at the Cynthia Rowley show last night, where they chatted about Marc’s rumored move to Dior. “I love it,” Boardman said. “I heard that rumor that Marc was going there, and that Phoebe Philo was going to do Celine and Louis Vuitton, and I think that would be amazing … originally I thought I’d hate for him to leave Louis Vuitton because he’s done such a genius job there, but then Hal Rubenstein mentioned to me it would be amazing for Marc to do couture.” He wants to make this happen. “I totally support Marc Jacobs for Dior. Tell Mr. Arnault that I say that … Or no — I can’t even pronounce it, let alone tell him how I feel.” Bowles was characteristically more subdued in his endorsement: “I think that [Jacobs’s] work is so referential in an exciting way, he can take a reference and do something intriguing with it, so it would be exciting to see him unleashed on such an astonishing archive as that house.”
Hamish Bowles and Mickey Boardman.