Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. On our Haute 100 New York list is smart, edgy designer, Marc Jacobs, who is talking about creating a plus-size line of clothing.
Company: Marc Jacobs Inc.
What Makes Him Haute: He has built an eponymous fashion empire while simultaneously acting as creative director of Louis Vuitton.
What Makes Him Haute Now: Designer Marc Jacobs is set to become the first major fashion house to create a plus-size clothing line. Catering to women size 16 and up, the line was unofficially announced by Marc Jacobs Label president Robert Duffy via Twitter earlier this month. “We are in talks now. For plus sizes,” Duffy tweeted. “…We are in the very beginning stages of talking to a partner about plus sizes.” Duffy adds. The fashion industry has had no choice but to stand up and take notice of the full-figured woman. With the help of size 14 supermodels like Crystal Renn, the launch of the line speaks to the demand for high-end fashions for curvy fashionistas.