Future of Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton in doubt

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Designer Marc Jacobs greets the audience during his Spring/Summer 2014 collection show during New York Fashion WeekPARIS (Reuters) – Marc Jacobs may be on the verge of leaving Louis Vuitton when his contract ends next month as designer's future at the French luxury brand remains unresolved, an industry source told Reuters. Since joining the group in 1997 Jacobs has steered Vuitton's growth into a global luxury brand which generates nearly 7 billion euros ($9.46 billion) of revenues a year and more than half of parent LVMH's operating profits. "His contract may not be renewed," the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity, without going into further detail. …

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