August 23 2014

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Marc Jacobs Talks


Though the Marc Jacobs name may seem ubiquitous these days, at yesterday’s Times Talks session entitled “Designer Leader,” Jacobs told T Magazine editor Stefano Tonchi that he never sought to become synonymous with a specific lifestyle—particularly a manufactured one. “I only ever got into this because I wanted to make some clothes,” Jacobs said. “I don’t have this worldview, this vision of how people live.” But lately, the designer explained, the living’s been good. For one, he was recently engaged to Lorenzo Martone (Jacobs said “definitely no white” for the wedding), and for another, he’s been enjoying life at a less frenetic pace. Mornings now essentially proceed at his leisure. “I like this ritual of being in the bathroom, using skincare products…choosing what skirt to wear.” The kilted host of this evening’s Costume Institute Gala also talked models and muses. “I’m not trying to seek the U.N,” Jacobs said of his runway casting. But, “I love a variety of girls.” One thing he didn’t initially love? His new job at Louis Vuitton, back in the late 1990′s. “I was a nervous wreck,” Jacobs said of his early tenure. Commercial success put an end to that. Speaking of Vuitton, he admitted, “I don’t think there’s anything practical about traveling with a trunk. I think it’s luxurious to travel with just a toothbrush.”

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  1. Valerio says:

    He stil is a nervous wreck, walking from friend to friend or better said to lover. What’s in his mind, he’s a great designer, but he spoild a lot of time of being not a great designer. Walking from hotelroom 1 to room 1000 without having a home of himself, could he be happy, I doubt it. And now the ridiculous pic of him in this Scottish Kitt. He does look awfull in this socalled dress. Scottish people only wear this kind of pieces on special occasions. Now my nephew is wearing it for God sake on a regular basis, how stupid he can be or is it only a promotional act. I’m sorry to say but Mr. Jacobs is a little bit out of this world nowadays. Arriverderci

  2. sphie90 says:

    ^ I disagree!!!!
    Anyway I love Marc, he seems so kind and down to earth.I wish him good luck with everything.

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