First Look: Marc Jacobs x Sephora
The mind-altering orange light and army of “sweaty,” Joan Jett-inspired shag wigs were only part of the story backstage at Marc Jacobs last night. Also causing a commotion: the debut of a few choice pieces of Marc’s forthcoming, first-ever beauty range, for Sephora. “They’re brand-new and only here tonight,” Jacobs’ longtime manicurist, Elisa Ferri, boasted of the two bottles of nail lacquer she held in her hand. The packaging itself is something worth talking about. Flat, wide, and oval, it looks like nothing else on the market. But the formulas are also worth noting, Ferri insisted. Shiny, the clear top coat models wore on their fingers last night, was custom-created with special polymers to have a shocking gloss value at the personal request of Jacobs, who wanted it to resemble the custom coffee table he has in his home that is shellacked with thirty coats of lacquer. The other shade on view, Jezebel—a dark garnet that models wore on their toes—”has incredible payoff,” according to Ferri, who claimed that she got full color coverage in just one coat. The varnishes will join Jacobs’ large-scale rollout of cosmetics when the line launches at the beauty emporium this fall. Thoughts on its first big reveal?