BREAKING: Creative Director John Targon Out At Marc Jacobs

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Marc Jacobs Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear.

NEW YORK — This past February 2018, DM Fashion Book reported that Marc Jacobs International confirmed the hiring of John Targon as ‚ÄúCreative Director Of Contemporary” (see it here).

Two and a half months later, the Baja East co-founder & creative director has left the company, according to WWD.

The¬†LVMH Mo√ęt Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH)¬†‚Äď owned fashion house¬†confirmed Targon‚Äôs departure in a statement: ‚ÄúJohn Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.‚ÄĚ

Targon could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Targon co-founded the unisex line Baja East in 2013 with Scott Studenberg. Targon also made his way in sales, holding senior positions at Céline and Burberry.

Last January 2018, we reported that Marc Jacobs will close its last remaining London store, according to a recent report (see it here).

The brand struggles most commonly dates back to¬†June 2015, when we reported that¬†Marc Jacobs¬†has officially closed his Collection store in¬†Paris‚Äė¬†Palais Royal, after nine years (see it¬†here). In¬†March 2015,¬†Marc Jacobs‚Äė¬†Marc by Marc Jacobs¬†label discontinued, and that collection was folded¬†into the primary¬†Marc Jacobs¬†line (read it¬†here).

In¬†May 2017,¬†DM Fashion Book¬†reported that¬†American¬†fashion designer¬†Marc Jacobs¬†reduced his¬†European¬†staff, according to sources. The luxury house will operate in a ‚Äúfully integrated manner‚ÄĚ out of¬†New York¬†(see it¬†here).

As part of its ongoing restructuring efforts, Marc Jacobs International is said to have laid off the majority of its European staff, based in Paris.

It was also announced back in May 2017 that Marc Jacobs chief executive Sebastian Suhl exited the company.

Photos Credit:  Yannis Vlamos /

Source: WWD

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