Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

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Marc Jacobs is fashion designer. He went to the High School of Art and Design and graduated in 1981, then he entered the Parsons School of Design in NYC. At Parsons, he was awarded with the Perry Ellis Gold Thimble award in 1984 and the Chester Weinberg Gold…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Slip on Vans, Marc Jacob's last shoes collection, has become a must-have in USA and in Europe. This trend also arrived in September 2006 to some countries in Latin America.

    • The 16 of February in 2007, Marc Jacobs opened a new store in Mount Street, Mayfair.

    • Marc has a house of his own and is creative director of Louis Vuitton.

    • Jason Preston (Marc's boyfriend) got a new tattoo on his arm: Marc Jacobs logotype.

    • Marc Jacob's runway show in the NYC Fashion Week was 90 minutes late, and the attendants were really asking themselves if the show was going to happen. After their initial anger (it was reflected in the fashion expert's reviews) they saw a complete change in his style.

    • In 2006, Marc Jacobs created the "Digital Case", a classic leather cover for your I-pod, and the "Jessie's Jazz", a more personalized leather cover with a fastener.

    • His grandmother was the person who taught him how to sew and knit in his Upper West Side aparment.

    • Marc Jacobs checked into rehab in March 2007, after 7 years of being sober.

  • Quotes

    • Marc: You know, the edge of black lying on pale pink, or a petal pink pump with a black jagged outline, or something like that... so there's a graphic, you know the sort of shock against pink or black against color.

    • Marc: The pants and bottoms are fuller and, again, sort of soft with either gathering or tucks of some smocking details. The tops are pretty small narrow shoulders.

    • Marc: Color is bigger than ever, ... We have been talking about color for a few years, and this season it is taking off. With our idea of fused color, it is off the chart. We are mixing lavender with grass and salmon with tangerines. Really beautiful... green and yellow all in the same lens, and it just gives it a fabulous effect.

    • Marc: The shapes are more angular, more aviator in feeling. A little bit larger and oversize... They're also doing wonderful combinations, mixing the acetates with metals, and wonderful colored lenses are bigger than ever again.

    • Marc: Before we opened, we did some research on the North Shore and we found that people wanted both Italian and seafood. Those are the two things we heard the most, and we thought, let's give 'em both.

    • Marc: Before we opened, we did some research on the North Shore and we found that people wanted both Italian and seafood. Those are the two things we heard the most, and we thought, let's give 'em both.

    • Marc:Actually, there are a lot of different small accessories and they can all be sort of assembled on one belt. But they're very, very feminine. There's nothing military about them.

    • Marc: Whoever moved those show dates up in New York should be executed.

    • Marc: When I see students now, I just don't think they are prepared to work so hard. It comes too easy.

    • Marc: Happy, happy fashion. There is not much more to it than that.

    • Marc: I really think about the clothes and the cut of the clothes, so we try to work the decoration into the seams. We've added borders, piping and again more top stitching, things that give dimension to otherwise flat fabrics.

    • Marc: I like the sort of "nothingness" of the jeans and the T-shirt. I feel that's about as close as I can get to the future because it seems like something so old that will always be, so I feel it's a safe bet for the future.

    • Marc: You don't do a double-take any more. Our eyes have become accustomed to it. I mean, a dowdy skirt is accepted as just a chic length now.

    • Marc: Well, later, with the whole logo thing going on, I thought, What can we do to say Louis Vuitton in an even bolder way that seems even more contemporary? How are we going to create this sort of anti-snobbism snobbism?.

    • Marc: We're developing things, but I don't know what we'll go with for the show, so I don't like to talk about it.

    • Marc: We asked Birkenstock to make satin Birks. We asked Converse to make duchesse satin sneakers.

    • Marc: This was before house music and trip hop and all that, so there was no druggie connotation. I didn't mean it that way. I always like very banal things, like stripes and spots. I like cliches very much.

    • Marc: There was this idea of the shoe-gazer, this person who couldn't look up, who's sort of insecure. And I've always felt like that, that I never fit in. But that's sort of empowering too.

    • Marc: That was a time when I did love music, I couldn't get enough of what was going on. Maybe it was Nirvana that brought me back. I guess it was a comfort because something that sounded so right and non-commercial had become so influential, so immediately.

    • Marc: Stephen can do anything! I was always intimidated by Stephen, because he was so quiet and he seemed very to-himself. But one thing plays off another.

    • Marc: Sometimes there are two very opposite directions, and we go with the stronger one at the end. It's an impulse thing, like, "Oh, I love both so much, but it's got to be one or the other because the two don't work together".

    • Marc: Sometimes I miss hamburgers, I should say that. I miss the tuna pizzas at Mercer Kitchen.

    • Marc: Sofia is so active, and she made "The Virgin Suicides", which I thought was great. All these things are inspiring to me, not in terms of creating a particular dress, but just in terms of knowing that there is this type of woman out there.

    • Marc: It's quite nice to see that I didn't have to change who I was to reach two very different types of people.

    • Marc: It just seemed too weird to me. I don't know, maybe they were smoking a joint in the car downstairs from their parent's apartment. I had to go that far to put together a scenario of how they could have possibly recognized me.

    • Marc: I wouldn't know how to find eBay on the computer if my life depended on it.

    • Marc: I still think that I'm doing grunge collections, for lack of a better way to say it. But it's not perceived that way anymore.

    • Marc: I said, "Okay, it's the year 2000, I'm getting a computer and a Palm Pilot". I know how to check my e-mail, and I've listed some phone numbers on it. Half the time the battery has gone out so I can't use it.

    • Marc: I remember walking the dog one day, I saw a car full of teenage girls, and one of them rolled down the window and yelled, "Marc Jacobs!" in a French accent.

    • Marc: I love to take things that are everyday and comforting and make them into the most luxurious things in the world.

    • Marc: I like spending time at home. In Paris, people drop by and have a bite to eat, or they drop by and watch Friends on TV. I take my dog to the office there, and I walk to work sometimes.

    • Marc: I don't think, "Gee, I'd like to dress this person". There was a picture in "US" magazine. It was a jersey dress, and Courtney Love was wearing it. I have this thing about Courtney Love, this funny worship.

    • (about Courtney Love)
      Marc: I don't even know where to begin or end, how I feel about Courtney Love. I think she's just this larger-than-life thing.

    • Marc: I always find it kind of embarrassing, kind of funny, and kind of exciting. In New York I'm recognized a lot, although nobody says anything. You know, they stare at you just a second too long. But in Paris it's not as commonplace to be recognized.

    • Marc: This is what the fashion crowd was waiting for: A definitive sign that the shape of fashion will be different next season. Among his cheering fans were Rod Stewart, Joss Stone, Harry Connick Junior, Russell Simmons and Lenny Kravitz.

    • Marc: My designs are aimed at fashion conscious urbanites.

    • Marc: I think it was a combination of a few things. I think that certainly their lack of success with Ultima certainly played a role in it. I mean, EA has never been afraid of admitting that it has great success, but also that it hasn't had great success. So I think of course that played a part. Another major part that played into their decision was the fact that they had already played Dark Age of Camelot, so the top executives here know and love our game. Another thing that factored in was that Warhammer is not only a great IP, but also that the game we were making was well on its way to being a hit game.

    • Marc: Fragrance, like fashion is meant to express a strong personal style.

    • Marc: I was on the Concorde plane when a stewardess told me they were going to discontinue it.

    • Marc: I think of many people and no one as a muse. I love the way Sofia looks always, and I love the way Kim looks always. Fashion may be part of their world, but it's not their whole life. It's not everything.

    • Marc: I'd like to believe that the women who wear my clothes are not dressing for other people, that they're wearing what they like and what suits them. It's not a status thing.

    • Marc: I love when people love or hate my collections. It's indifference that I hate.

    • Marc: I'm openly gay, and I'm not ashamed of it.

    • Marc: You cannot charge $1200 for a dress that looks like it was bought in a second hand store and makes most women over the age 19 look ugly.

    • Marc: Barbara Weiser, who was one of the buyers, had seen the sweaters at my school show. She decided she wanted to produce a limited edition for the stores. And they were photographed all over.

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