Marc Jacobs Opens Up To Vogue About Dior, His Ex & His Estranged Mother
Dec 19, 2011 17:10
For such a high-profile designer, Marc Jacobs rarely grants interviews. But he's finally opened up to Jonathan Van Meter in his new Vogue profile about that period when he was supposedly the front-runner for filling up the slot in Dior left by John Galliano:
There have been on-and-off conversations about Dior. I don’t know; maybe someday in the future, maybe years from now, I may end up going someplace else, maybe Dior. But right now I am at Vuitton, and all that matters to me is that that’s where I am and I’m going to keep doing my thing ... The irony in all of this is that I don’t dream of doing anything else, or I didn’t. My greatest challenge is to do something better than we’ve done the season before. The idea of couture doesn’t hold that thing for me. It’s archaic — in my opinion. I mean, I am really interested in the craftsmanship behind couture. But I can explore all that in ready-to-wear. With couture, one dress each season is photographed by a couple of magazines; there’s no advertising; it reaches 20 customers. I don’t feel there is anything lacking in what we do. I get to work with these amazing craftsmen. Maybe not the same ateliers that would make a couture dress, but, again, we are not in a deficit for working with people who create beautiful things. I am not sure I ever looked at couture as this great opportunity.
Jacobs also shares a little bit more about his relationship to Lorenzo Martone, and his
non-relationship to his mother). Read more the juicy bits from the feature by scrolling below:
On his estranged family (he hasn't spoken to his mother in twenty years):
I hate this idea that you have to love somebody because they are your family. Nobody can tell me what I’m supposed to feel and who I am supposed to feel it for. I don’t blame them, I don’t hate them, I just know that I don’t feel love for them. That’s all. And I am not going to make the call or try to stay in touch because society says, But it’s your mother. Oedipus, Schmoedipus.
On his relationship with ex-boyfriend Lorenzo Martone:
We are best friends ... We speak to each other, I don’t know, six times a day ... I thought it was going to be very sad moving into my house. I’d planned to move in there with Lorenzo. But it turns out, I am so kind of engaged in work, I am just not having those dark, sad, lonely feelings ... But I always sort of want to end a statement like that with ... today. I imagine I will have days where I think, What’s this all for if I can’t share it with someone? But that’s not the way I’m feeling right now.
On not caring what critics say:
Honestly, I think any woman who comes into our shop — she buys a dress because she likes it. She doesn’t really care what the references are or what a critic writes. Fashion isn’t a necessity. It pulls at your heart. It’s a whim. You don’t need it. You want it.
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