Did Marc Jacobs Delay His Show So People Would Miss Savage X Fenty?

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Rumor has it…

Last night, on the final day of New York Fashion Week, the most drama outside of that Nicki Minaj and Cardi B brawl went down: The Marc Jacobs show started 90 minutes late, overlapping with Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show.

There are a couple of things you should know about Jacobs first. As Vanessa Friedman of The New York Times explains in a recent story, once upon a time, the designer was infamous for delayed shows. They routinely started an hour late, she outlines, but after a lot of complaints and walkouts, he “became the poster child for promptness.” There’s another thing you should know about Jacobs which is that, for the past couple of seasons, he’s claimed the spot of closing out NYFW.

So, this is where the reported drama comes in. Last night, Jacobs’ show was slated to start at 6 p.m. while Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show was set to start at 7:30 p.m., technically making Rih Rih the Fashion Week closer and not Jacobs. So, a man who has become known for starting on time suddenly started an hour and a half late, leading many to believe that he did it out of spite.

In doing this, Jacobs also forced many editors and fashion insiders to choose between staying for his show or leaving to catch Rihanna’s in Brooklyn. According to social media, some left (Anna Wintour was not one, despite rumblings), while others stayed.

It’s unclear what was going through Jacobs’ head last night—and, as far as we know, he hasn’t explained his tardiness. Both shows looked fabulous and both appeared to be worth the wait, but we can’t help but wonder if the pettiness might’ve jumped out, if only for one night.

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.