In this day and age, we’ve all got something by Marc Jacobs in our closets or lying around in our bedrooms. If you don’t own anything by this man personally, you’ve seen someone rocking a watch, t-shirt, or a purse he’s designed. He’s major!
Speaking of major, he was recently announced as the new Creative Director of Diet Coke, there was a launch party in London, England to spread the news. He’s getting mad bread outchea, salute.
MyMetro snagged an interview with the popular designer and it wasn’t a typical interview. From what you’ll pick up from this Q&A, you’ll see that he’s not what you’d expect. He’s different , yeah he’s different. Word to 2 Chainz.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
Diet Coke’s 30th anniversary adds some fashionable fizz with designer Marc Jacobs. The toy soldier-sized New Yorker talks sex, Kate Moss and not being able to compete with Tom Ford.
Next month you’ll turn 50, what do you have planned for your midlife crisis?
My midlife crisis has been going on for twenty years. I don’t see it as a crisis at all. I think it’s quite an adventure – not a crisis for me. I’m not going to buy a Corvette or anything like that – I guess that’s someone else’s midlife crisis.
You’ve said before that you don’t have any big party plans but you seem to enjoy wearing some pretty outrageous outfits like that pink polo shirt dress. Do you enjoy getting dressed up?
I do enjoy it. I love attention. I’m very honest about it. There were years where I just didn’t want to do press and I didn’t really care about my appearance and I sort of shied away from things like that. But in order to enjoy them, I have to be me and sometimes that means wearing a pink dress, a lace dress or a kilt. Also, I feel like I need to relate to that joy and that ritual of going shopping and finding something to wear and then wearing it. I think being connected to that makes me a better designer: it’s sort of like practising what you preach. I wouldn’t really be doing my job if I didn’t do that.
What’s your relationship like with Kate Moss?
Kate Moss? She just texted me. We’ve been on holiday together. We were in Ibiza a few years ago with her daughter [Lila Grace], [photographers] Mert [Alas] & Marcus [Piggott] and some friends of mine. I’ve spent a great deal of time with Kate over the years; we genuinely like each other – we just click.
She regularly closes your show, do you ask her or vice-versa?
It works both ways. She’s expressed interest and of course, I’ve expressed interest in wanting her in a show. Over the past few years, it’s kind of like the Vuitton show is the only show she’ll do. It’s kind of just become this thing.
Your last few Louis Vuitton shows have contained sexual undertones. How does sex influence your work?
Sex is a big part of my life. It’s a very big part of most people’s lives whether they want to admit it or not. I don’t know, sometimes when collections feel more personal there’s more of an undercurrent of things that are of an emotional nature. When I dream, there’s this darkness, this melancholy side, there’s this sexual tension and then there’s this kind of identity thing that goes on: an element of role-play and honesty. In the collections that I feel most proud, there are personal feelings and emotions that make it human.
Read the full interview at MyMetro.