The 5 Most Interesting Things Marc Jacobs Told Fern Mallis
Suit? Check. Sneakers? Check. Marc Jacobs settled in and got comfortable with renowned creator of New York Fashion Week, Fern Mallis, as part of the Fashion Icons series at 92nd Street Y in NYC, and talked about childhood, his career, his health and how kids on the beach like his tattoos.
1. On growing up at Studio 54
“It gave me an unhealthy curiosity about substances and anonymous sex. I wasn’t the only one, by the way.”
2. On Victoria Beckham, who went on to star in one of his campaigns
“Victoria was on the cover of a tabloid with a counterfeit [Louis Vuitton by Stephen Sprouse] graffiti bag. That’s how I met her actually. I sent her the real one.”
3. On rock bottom
I wouldn’t say I’m 100% sober. I’m not perfect. Maybe I’ve had a glass of wine, or a glass of whisky, or a joint, or other things…”“I don’t throw cell phones. I don’t hurt people, I only hurt myself...
4. On a Louis Vuitton fragrance
“That was one of the things I pitched in the beginning. About a year ago the talk became more serious—they are working on developing a fragrance now.”
5. On being considered to replace John Galliano at Christian Dior
“It was a big discussion that went on for a long while. It was very flattering and very torturous. I never dreamed of being a couturier…It came down to my psychiatrist asking me, ‘How is this going to improve the quality of your life?’ and I said ‘It’s not.’”
Watch the interview here.
Photo via 92nd Street Y.