Rumors Suggest Marc Jacobs Started His NYFW Show 90 Minutes Late Just To Spite Rihanna — But It Backfired!

Did Marc Jacobs intentionally start his New York Fashion Week show an hour and a half late on Wednesday night just to spite Rihanna?!

Rumors are flying around NYC right now considering the usually extremely-punctual Jacobs didn’t start his 6:00 p.m. show on Wednesday until nearly 7:30 p.m.

The problem? Rihanna was doing her own lingerie show and performance at an entirely different venue — and fashion writers and editors had to ultimately pick whether to attend one or the other!

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Jacobs has historically always been the last designer to show during Fashion Week, so fans were speculating that his bizarre (and extremely rare) delay may have come as a form of retribution against Rihanna for technically snatching that final spot away.

And Twitter users were quick to point out that Jacobs’ delay tactics actually backfired on him, too, as editors left his show in droves to make it over to Rihanna in time (below):

Wow!!! Crazy!!!

Reports claim that eyewitnesses saw sewing machines being brought into the building right around 6:00 p.m., perhaps indicating a legit fashion delay. Jacobs’ own staffers allegedly said the issues were due to an “errant clothing delivery, no doubt caught in rush-hour traffic, exacerbated by the rain.”

And yet, as you can see (above), not everybody is buying that…

Jacobs’ show eventually went off without a hitch — at 7:30 p.m., rather than 6:00 p.m. — and for what it’s worth, media outlets reported that “his clothes were roundly praised as the best of fashion week in the end,” so, all’s well that ends well… sort of??

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But that’s not all! Jacobs did apologize for the fashion show mishap on Thursday… thought not to RiRi.

Here’s what he posted to Instagram about the issue late last night (below):

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I sincerely apologize to anyone and everyone who was inconvenienced by my lateness at our Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show. For anyone interested, below is not a list of excuses but rather a list of facts. I fully understand people have plans, lives, commitments, flights, families to return to, etc and that I fully RESPECT. I’ve heard, read and reflected on your frustration, anger and outrage. If you choose to read the below, I hope that you can find your own place of understanding. 1. The night before the show at midnight, I believed that we would absolutely be starting at 6pm, as planned and it was my intention to do so. 2. At 3:30pm on the day of the show, I became aware that we would most likely be an hour late. In good faith and hope it was communicated that the show would start at 630pm and that was a mistake. 3. After years of being beyond punctual and once again, with every intention of remaining so, the fact is, more is always expected from us with fewer and fewer resources. That is not unique to me personally or us as a company. I have learned that I need to adjust to our realities. 4. It was my wishful thinking that we could accomplish all that needed to be done for this show with the circumstances we faced. I was wrong. Not because everyone didn’t make every effort or give it their all and more, life is just that way sometimes. I’ve always been told that, “if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” With our shows, I always strive to present 7-10 minutes of live fashion theatre that hopefully makes some kind of statement or touch the audience in some way both aesthetically and emotionally. I think we all have to be a little more sensitive and flexible to the fragile state of the live experience. I hope anyone reading this will reflect on my thoughts as I have on yours. 
Sincerely and respectfully, Marc

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Whoa! That’s a lot of excuses facts!

What do U think, Perezcious readers?!

Was Marc Jacobs trying to spite Rihanna and sabotage her audience with his “delay tactics” at Fashion Week?! Or do you think he really had an issue with some clothes??

Let us know your opinions in the comments (below)!!!

[Image via WENN.]

Sep 14, 2018 7:11am PDT

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