Marc Jacobs Staying Put (and Pretty Buff) at Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs Sunbathes With His Ex-Fiance Famed designer Marc Jacobs walks the beach in St. Barts with his ex-fiance Lorenzo Martone. The couple each wore a pair of skimpy swimming shorts as they strolled the beach, Marc in navy blue and Lorenzo in a striped red pair. (Pacific Coast News)more pics » Marc Jacobs and supposed ex, Lorenzo Martone enjoying a long walk on the beach. Or is that a short walk? Hard to tell.
(Pacific Coast News)
Despite rumors the designer was jumping ship to fill John Galliano's suddenly vacant spot as Christian Dior's head of design, he told Telegraph he would not be leaving Louis Vuitton, where he’s been head designer since 1997.

The specific question was whether it was his choice to turn down the Dior job. Here's what he said: "Well… it’s a little bit more complicated than that… but we agreed that it was probably best for everyone." Interesting, the plot thickens. Usually when something like this happens and everyone's being coy, it's about one thing: Cash. So either Louis Vuitton made some play to keep him or Dior wouldn't meet his price. But two things are certain: 1) Dior clearly understands they need a big name in that seat, and 2) Jacobs has been doing sit-ups.

Here's more of Jacobs' quote from Telegraph if you want to try reading between the lines:
It’s a great honour to be considered, and Mr Arnault is a super intelligent man and a very smart man and it was certainly a very great honour for him to know that I was capable – and not only capable but that I am someone that he would have wanted for the job. But I am very happy to be here. There is so much more left to do and building Louis Vuitton into a fashion company is something nobody else can say they really started.
  • Marc Jacobs in Marc Jacobs Sunbathes With His Ex-Fiance
  • Marc Jacobs in Marc Jacobs Sunbathes With His Ex-Fiance
  • Marc Jacobs in Marc Jacobs Sunbathes With His Ex-Fiance
  • Marc Jacobs in Marc Jacobs Sunbathes With His Ex-Fiance
  • Marc Jacobs in Marc Jacobs Sunbathes With His Ex-Fiance
  • Marc Jacobs in Marc Jacobs Sunbathes With His Ex-Fiance
  • Marc Jacobs in Marc Jacobs Sunbathes With His Ex-Fiance
  • Marc Jacobs in Marc Jacobs Sunbathes With His Ex-Fiance
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