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Some Conspiracy Theories About Who Could Have Stolen Marc Jacobs' Collection

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Yesterday, news broke that Marc Jacobs had to cancel previews with London editors when all the samples were stolen while en route from Paris. Though the police are all over this important fashion crime, we decided to help the process along by IDing a few potential suspects.

·John Galliano: The designer is still skulking in the sidelines waiting for anger to die down so he can make a big comeback. Maybe stealing the samples was a way to sabotage Jacobs so that he couldn't snag the top job at Dior.

·Kanye West: After his universally-panned show, Kanye is desperate to be taken seriously in the fashion industry. Swiping Jacobs' designs and passing them off as his own would be a perfect way to start.
·Robert Duffy: Although the embattled president of Marc Jacobs managed not to get fired when rumors swirled about his desire to watch gay porn in the office and force employees to pole dance, he's on thin ice. This sample-theft could create an excellent diversion.
·Austin Armacost: The model and former Jacobs paramour got dumped by the designer when he blabbed about their relationship to the press. Now, Armacost is trying to cling to relevancy on the reality show The A List: New York, and this scandal would be much better publicity for the show than Austin's Playgirl shoot.
· Someone Stole Marc Jacobs' Entire Spring Collection [Racked]