Marc Jacobs, a very capable and talented designer, was offered the job of a lifetime with Dior (professional known as Christian Dior). Marc Jacobs turned down the offer, a job that every designer in history would have been happy to accept.
Jacobs has been the creative director at French fashion house Louis Vuitton since 1997. It was a difficult decision – leave Louis Vuitton to become the creative director for Dior… or turn down Bernard Arnault, one of the wealthiest businessmen in the world.
Marc Jacobs – “It’s a great honour to be considered, and Mr Arnault is a super intelligent man and a very smart man and it was certainly a very great honour for him to know that I was capable – and not only capable but that I am someone that he would have wanted for the job. But I am very happy to be here. There is so much more left to do and building Louis Vuitton into a fashion company is something nobody else can say they really started.”