Is Marc Jacobs Considering a Line for ‘Above Average’ Sizes?

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Robert Duffy with Marc Jacobs. Photo: Patrick McMullan

Robert Duffy, Marc Jacobs's business partner, is the latest fashion head to weigh in on the whole plus-size thing. Via the MarcJacobsInt Twitter account, he wrote:


"I'm a big guy 6'4" 210 lbs. Not easy for me to find clothes. Of course I can have them made.I know how everyone feels.I try to diet but.... I don't like the phrase Plus Sizes. Any suggestions?"

He even says he'd consider producing a Jacobs line for "above average"-size people, which could possibly translate to sizes 18 or greater (the label already makes a 16, but most stores don't carry it). Tweets Duffy:


"Your [sic] right. We gotta do larger sizes. I'm with you. As soon as I get back to NY. I'm on it! It will take me about a year. But stay with us."

We reached out to Marc Jacobs's handlers to confirm the tweet and get more info on the potential plus-size line, but haven't heard back. Duffy has gotten into trouble for oversharing on the Internet before, so, you know, don't get too excited. In more likely news, Duffy also announced the date for the opening of Bookmarc, MJ's new Bleecker Street bookstore: September 15, which just so happens to be the same day as the big Jacobs spring 2011 show. And the NYFW madness begins ...

Twitter.com/MarcJacobsInt [Twitter via Racked NY]