After influential International Herald Tribune critic Suzy Menkes savaged him in her review -- slamming his tardiness, among other things -- Jacobs sounded off:
"I work my ass off. I don't take vacations. I don't have homes all over the world. I don't ride horses: I [bleeping] work for a living. Again, like this idea, you have a family? OK, well that's nice, I don't, and I work. So leave me alone and don't come to the show next time."
But Jacobs had the last laugh this Wednesday, when he started his spring 2010 Vuitton show promptly on schedule -- before many dawdling seat-holders had bothered to show up.