Marc Jacobs Archive

Pure, Vital Fashion at Marc Jacobs

NEW YORK, United States — Marc Jacobs’ vision of a world populated by manga Slits was so sublime, so joyous that the woes of the world stood still for the duration of Underworld’s Born Slippy, the one and only piece of music on the show’s soundtrack. The signature do of Slits chanteuse Ari Up was duplicated in the models’ towering, multi-coloured dreads, the girl gang ethos of …

Marc Jacobs defends himself in dreadlocks-on-catwalk row

The fashion designer Marc Jacobs has defended himself against allegations of racial insensitivity after he used dreadlocks in his New York fashion show but cast mainly white models to wear them. While some criticised what they saw as a case of cultural appropriation, Jacobs said he saw only people, not their race. “ all who cry ‘cultural appropriation’ or whatever nonsense about any race or …

Marc Jacobs Dreamed Up a Wild Runway Show – and Every Supermodel Came Through

Marc Jacobs need not stage his runway show on the street or accompanied by a live band. Instead he prefers to invite the industry into his wildest dreams on the last day of New York Fashion Week. This season was set at the Hammerstein Ballroom, where the theater was intimate and dark, decorated with 1,500 floating lights. It was 2 p.m. though, so we were …

Marc Jacobs closes New York fashion week with glorious mess of ideas

Much of the buzz at New York fashion week has been at the business end of the industry. The See Now, Buy Now trend, for designers to sell clothes straight off the runway, was the height of innovation. That was until Thursday afternoon and Marc Jacobs’ show. In a move familiar to many in the front row, the designer once again closed the schedule with …

How to fashion-proof your house the Marc Jacobs way

In a wide-ranging cover feature for Architectural Digest (At Home with Marc Jacobs and Neville, his Insta-Famous Bull Terrier), the designer has invited the world to share the joys of his New York city abode. There’s a giant toad seat and lily pad table set for the garden, artwork from the likes of Richard Prince, Ellsworth Kelly and Gerhard Richter, and acres of cream carpets …