297 posts tagged "Marc Jacobs"
This Wednesday Louis Vuitton will launch Welovesprouse.com, a site that pays tribute to the world of Stephen Sprouse and, of course, Marc Jacobs’ Sprouse-inspired redux collection. It’s shaping up to be an MJ and Sprouse addict’s dream. Along with video of the Spring 2001 show at which the original graffitied bags debuted, there are interviews with friends of the iconoclastic designer, including Style.com’s Candy Pratts Price, Debbie Harry, Jeffrey Deitch, and Jacobs himself. An interactive section called Scrawl the Wall lets fans write graffiti testimonials on a virtual wall. For a sneak preview of Marc Jacobs holding forth on both Sprouse and his new collection, click to view below.
There are few bigger gambles in the fashion world than an unadvertised Marc Jacobs collection sale. Should one get there first thing on the first day? Or should one wait till perhaps the second day? Maybe there won’t be as much merch, but at least the line won’t be that long. Well, when I rolled the fashion dice this weekend I lost big time. Big time! A friend told me about the two-day weekend sale last week. I decided that my strategy would be to let all the Marc-a-loonies get there on Saturday to duke it out for a Stam bag or an upside-down heel stiletto. But I certainly wouldn’t get into the first-day fray. Oh no, I’d wait until Sunday morning to make my pilgrimage down to pick through whatever discounted merchandise was left. Well, that was a bad move. The image here is the scene on Mercer Street at noon on Sunday, when the store opened its doors. (Looks like I wasn’t the only one attending services at the First United Church of MJ.) Since I’m not the sort to wait in line—for a club, a party, a sale—I minced right on by. And as I did, I gathered the best sample-sale bon mot ever: “What are they doing out there?” a confused tourist asked. “Giving out orgasms?”