What do we get when two designers meet? At the very best, a fruitful collaboration full of unexpected sartorial twists and turns. However, when the two designers meet to talk, we’re in trouble! Especially if one of them is Marc Jacobs!
I always had the feeling that whatever Marc Jacobs touches, instantly turns to gold. It’s because he’s a dedicated to selling. He couldn’t care less if you buy one of his items and then you toss it. All he cares is that someone can picture himself/herself wearing something he did.
Brilliant fellow, I give him that, he’s got a special extra sense for commercial success! Now there’s one little thing bugging me: why does he always take his clothes off when he’s involved in some fashion shoot? I mean… he should be all about clothes, right? I assure you it’s quite an interesting read, definitely worth your while. Right after the jump you’ll find few fragments, sure, taken out of the context, but it’s just a pre-taste, to make you want more. Which you’ll find here.)
“…fashionwise, I’m not a guy who’s sartorial. I’m not Tom Ford in terms of the grooming and the knowledge of clothes and the precision and perfection of getting dressed. There’s nothing I can wear in this ad that isn’t going to look ridiculous. […]
Well, I did feel good about the way I looked, so it was easy and — well, a guy looks better to me with no clothes on than with clothes! How’s that? […]
…you can’t make a business out of what I would wear. We’d be out of business. […]
So it was hard to keep my clothes on, actually. And whenever I was asked to take my clothes off, I was like, “Sure! I haven’t worked out for three years to keep this all under wraps.”[…]
I’m not interested in making stuff for museums; I want the clothes to be worn. I don’t care if the girl sits on a curb in them after a party and they’re destroyed.”