With rumors about Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy leaving Louis Vuitton for fellow LVMH giant Christian Dior, Duffy dropped at least one big hint that he thinks they're ready for the move. In a really lovely sappy story about how perfect they are for each other as business partners and friends, he tells the new issue of WSJ. magazine:
He's definitely learned his craft and become an amazing technician. He could do a couture line.
Duffy, who reveals he's "in the process of adopting children," adds, "Marc will be the godparent to my two kids. Maybe he'll be the babysitter."
Jacobs credits Duffy with saving him from drug addiction.
On a personal level, Robert probably cares about me more than anyone in my entire life — about my well-being as well as my ability to perform as a designer. He literally saved my life. As soon as he realized [my heroin addiction in 1999] he said, "I'm not going to sit back and watch you kill yourself."
He adds that he's always been able to be open about his addictions and personal life because Duffy made it easy and safe for him to do that. Duffy seems pretty comfortable discussing it himself. "Of course, once he got sober, the natural thing to do was to get healthier," he tells WSJ. "I don't know if you've ever known a heroin addict. He would eat cake, a whole wedding cake from a pastry shop. I would be like, 'You're the only fat heroin addict I know.'"
Fashion's Better Halves [WSJ.]