New Yorkers battened their hatches and stocked up on Vodka and Cheez Its this weekend in preparation for the evil monster that is/was Hurricane Irene. Sadly, she arrived with a whimpering sigh instead of a thunderous fanfare and spittled her vengeance upon the cynical residents of the Tri-state area. Damage was minimal and since the storm took place mostly on Saturday night, no one missed work, sadly. All seemed right with the world come Monday morning.
But now, word is coming in that Irene was a sneaky mistress and she did, in fact, mess with some people in unexpected ways. Marc Jacobs -- who always shows on Monday night at 8:00pm sharp (ever since his much-publicized spring 2008 show that started two-hours late) at the Park Avenue Armory -- has announced that he is moving his show to Thursday, September 15th at 8:30pm, making it the unofficial closer to New York Fashion Week (that honor usually goes to Calvin Klein's Thursday afternoon show). Instead, Jacobs' secondary line Marc by Marc Jacobs will take the Monday night slot. Thanks to the weekend's dire conditions, Marc and his team were unable to work over the weekend as originally planned, says associate Robert Duffy. Jacobs chose the Thursday night slot so as not to disrupt the rest of the schedule and moved the time back a half-hour to accommodate models rushing from Calvin's show to his. While many editors often leave that night to head to London, Jacobs' show is seen by many as one of the most important and not-to-be-missed. No doubt there are many an assistant making frantic phone calls right now to reschedule plane tickets.