Marc Jacobs: Couture is Archaic…Really?
In an interview with Marc Jacobs posted on his new Vogue Profile, he was very liberal with his opinions of Family relations, Couture collections, and the critical industry itself.
I was shocked not to hear about how he was emotionally handling the theft of his Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection samples and his Louis Vuitton Fall 2011 in-store pieces.
Perhaps it wasn’t an emotional reaction at all because the entire missing samples were covered by theft insurance and that was possibly all those samples represented to Jacobs… a monetary set back? The Marc Jacobs samples were doubles and the pieces stolen from the Paris Louis Vuitton store would obviously be the current season’s LV and that is once again covered by insurance as well as completely replaceable. Marc’s comments on his lack of emotional attachment to his own mother because of the fact that “she is only blood” makes one believe that Marc lives in the moment and fulfills his needs first and if emotions get in the way of those needs they are irrelevant and cut from the equation. Probably a wise decision in the fickle world of fashion.
It is odd that anyone who knew Marc Jacobs and spoke with him prior to the point that the decision was made that would cut Marc from the running to be Christian Dior’s next head Designer, said that he was thrilled about the opportunity to work at Dior and wanted nothing but that. Strangely now that the decision has been made he says he never really wanted it and thinks Couture is archaic… I am of the mind that Jacobs wanted this position more than he let on and in fact is quite upset that he didn’t get it. I would be! I mean… who knows how much Marc gets for designing at LV but either way it is obvious that he would have made more and had an unprecedented opportunity to become a Couture Designer. All of these things add up and really make me think that Marc is actually sad that he didn’t get the opportunity.
Don’t worry Monsieur Jacobs. You are sitting pretty right where you are and there is something to be said about maintaining sanity at your place of work… and doing a good job of course.