Lesser designers may still be willing to pony up for famous guests, but Marc Jacobs would prefer they didn’t attend his fashion show at all. At least, that’s what Jacobs’ business partner Robert Duffy told Style.com:
I’m not into the celebrity thing or anything, like we used to do. You know, it’s like, that’s boring. People used to want to come to our shows because of that, and we’ve sort of cut that out the last two seasons just because it was boring…. We’re not going to have celebrities. Last season we had two celebrities that showed up. One because Lady Gaga was doing our after-party, and she didn’t even make it to her seat because we started the show before she got there. And one was Madonna. She came backstage, and I was like, “What do you do with her now?”
A fair question, I guess.