Yikes! MORE Marc Jacobs fashion crime news. Rumours are that it was only a section of the collection that has been stolen. What we do know for sure is that the Metropolitan Police reported that the value of the goods stolen was £40,000 – which doesn’t seem quite high enough, does it? On the catwalk, 46 looks were presented, which you would have thought would add up to a bit more.
According to HuffPo UK, the clothes were stolen “in the Mount Street area” of London near the Marc Jacobs boutique where the label’s UK press day was set to take place, presumably out of the courier van parked outside, which had transported the jazz age-inspired collection from Paris.
For their part, Marc Jacobs has retained their sense of humour, tweeting that there would be a reward for any information leading to the return of the collection, or, in their own words, anyone who happens to see “chic truck drivers cruising around Europe dressed in #SS12 Collection” We don’t know what the reward is, we’d settle for some shoes, or even a handbag or tote! Come to think of it, the scene of the crime only down the road in Mayfair, so we may go and look for some clues in our deerstalker hat later on.