One of my all time favorite designers is Marc Jacobs- his simple yet chic designs get me everytime. ‘Venetia” handbags, “mouse” pumps, denim jackets.. what’s not to love? Born in 1963, he was just great talent hiding under big glasses and pale complextion until he became the creative director of Louis Vuitton in 1997 and transformed himself into a stylish, working out machine that now not only has his own boutiques in LA, NY and San Fran but also globally in Korea, Japan, Paris, London, Russia and more.. Keep ’em coming I say, the world could never have too much of Marc Jacobs!
The Latest: In 2009, Jacobs designed a shirt that sold at his stores promoting gay marriage. The same year he was ranked 15th on Out magazine’s annual list of “50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America”.
If I get one question…
Q: What do you have in mind when you design?
MJ: I like to think that the clothes could have a life after the show is over. And that’s important because everything we make is some kind of fantasy, even if it’s quite practical, it’s still a heightened reality. But I like the believability factor in clothes, so I like to think that a person I know or some person I don’t know who has a eclectic sense of style, could actually be walking down a street in one of those looks. It’s important for me to think that it’s not just an exercise in runway high jinks.