An iconic 30 years of Marc Jacobs has already passed. Beginning in the minor New York boutique of Charivari at the tender age of 13 to inspiring long-term fashion on an international scale, Marc Jacobs has definitely lived a so far pivotal life. As a result of this crucial designer’s anniversary, I have been given the indication of analysing ten of the most exemplary junctures in Jacob’s life and career so read on to discover the achievements of a man barely into his 50’s.
Number 1 – Marc Jacobs for Diet Coke
It is doubtless that you have come across the articulate decoration of the Marc Jacobs Diet Coke bottle. Covered with a matching colour of patterns and images, the Marc Jacobs version is under a definite appeal that attracts a far greater amount of customers than that of the original Diet Coke design. Becoming the creative director for this year only, Jacobs is aiming to influence his designs by the presentations of Jean Paul Gautier and Karl Largerfeld, quoting that the outputs are supposed to be “stylish and light-hearted”. Jacobs also states that the unique designs will “capture the rise of female empowerment through the Eighties, Nighties and Noughties” conveyed by the exclusive composition and aesthetic of Marc Jacobs.
Number 2 – Designer of the Year
How could Marc Jacobs miss the situation of owning a triumphant victory of Designer of the Year at least once, well 3 times and that’s only for women’s wear. Having the extraordinary titles of Accessory Designer of the Year in 1998, 1999, 2003 and 2005 in addition to the equally phenomenal address of Menswear Designer of the Year in 2002, there is no apprehension that Jacob’s himself has recognisability of his own achievements and improbable ability in the fashion design industry. After deservedly receiving the award of Designer of the Year in 2002, Jacob’s quoted “any opportunity to adorn one-self is human, and accessories are an easy way to do it.”
Number 3 – ‘I vote Obama’ T-Shirt
During the re-election of Obama in the January, 2012, numerous fashion designers generated pieces promoting their opposition towards the election of Obama. Reading ‘I vote Obama’ in a circle likewise to the recognizable Pepsi logo, Jacobs chose the colours of the significant American flag: red, blue and white representing the equality and joined unit of the American public. Despite the focus on politics, Jacobs could not resist distributing the text of ‘Marc Jacobs’ in a Parisian written font dominantly beneath the circle. In my opinion the clothing was at a moderate amount selling at a legitimate $45 furthermore providing the total sales to a hefty $40 million once combined with the funds raised by other designer’s pieces including: handbags by $75 Tori Burch and $95 Thackoon Panichgul Scarves. Sounding quite cheap when compared to that of the recommended retail price of £225 for a standard Tori Burch Amanda handbag.
Number 4 – Charivari Sweaters are photographed by Bill Cunningham
Getting his first job at the budding age of 13, Jacobs worked at the Charivavi boutique in New York. Further on in his time working there, the first designs of his own mind were born, beautiful sweaters under the name of Charivavi boutique. Whilst attiring a piece of this collection among date of December, 1984 across the boundless streets of New York, Jacobs was photographed by famous New York Times photographer, Bill Cunningham. Due to this instance, Jacobs quoted that he felt it was “sort of the beginning of my career”.
Number 5 – Polar Bear Outfit
Who says that designers have no character? Marc Jacobs surely does as he attended the 2003 Marc Jacobs annual holiday parting wearing the obscure costume of an extensive polar bear, possibly the most curious episode Jacobs has undertaken. Overall, expect Jacobs to be the most imaginative when the instructions were “think glitter!” “Think 1920’s Hollywood movie musicals!” “Think 1920’s Busby Berkeley!” Clearly stating that he has a lessened expectation of needing the outfit on another occasion, Jacobs told the other guests that he purchased the authentic ensemble online for an extravagant $600.
Number 6 – Fashion Walk of Fame
Regarding further achievements, Marc Jacobs was given the privilege of having his own plaque placed upon the Fashion Walk of Fame in New York City’s Garment District amid July 2002. Reading ‘a fashion prodigy’ the plaque features a slender hand drawn woman in the classic trench coat and mid-heels. Other plaques among this area include: the buoyant designer of Betsey Johnson, the contentious character of Rudi Gernreich and enticing clothing designer, Ralph Rucci.
Number 7 – Jacobs’ Engagement to Lorenzo Martone
A focused fashion industry suddenly halted and became a euphoric group in 2009 when Jacobs confirmed his affectionate engagement to Brazilian boyfriend, Lorenzo Martone. Subsequently, rumours took over the headlines spreading various circumstances of their marriage taking place. Through the beginning of January, various pieces of proof were released such as the couple relaxing in white garments among the exotic coast of St Barths. Not only this but pictures of the two poised besides an imposing wedding cake topped with edible replica figures of themselves. Later on, Martone stated that it was an “intimate ceremony”.
Number 8 – Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton
Along with the unique designs of Louis Vuitton, Jacobs’ pieces are remarkably popularized pending the length of the New York documentary ‘Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton’. Released in 2007, the documentary displays the moments of ecstasy moreover the unfavourable consequences that Jacobs faces. Furthermore, the film had a reasonably appropriate rating of 6.9 stars out of 10 by popular movie site ‘IMDb’. Convincingly, the site stated that the movie “with seemingly unlimited access to the workshops and houses, Marc Jacobs is disarmingly pleasant to watch. Having not yet viewed the film, I thoroughly hope to in the future as the reviews cause it to sound intriguing and a major watch for anyone having desires of entering the dynamics of the fashion industry.
Number 9 – Miley Cyrus for Marc Jacobs
Since the recent controversy about the recent return of Hannah Montana Star, Miley Cyrus, it came as quite a dubious decision when Jacobs announced their collaboration. Giving out a concerned face upon the posters of Jacobs’ spring campaign, Miley is seen attiring a more monumental amount of clothing than usual in a deep violet and strong maroon orchid gown in dull sand. Additionally, another shoot shows the pop-star lay boldly showing off the artistry of her black tattooed arm. As well as wearing an authentic Victorian dress that includes the lace of a gothic corset top. Personally, I believe that the shot demonstrated Miley as having a melancholy attitude emphasizing the eerie style Jacobs accomplished in this collection.
Number 10 – Opening of First Marc Jacobs’ Beauty Store
Of course implanted in the burgeoning city of Manhattan, New York, Jacobs opened the doors to his assiduously anticipated first beauty store in 2013. Jacobs had been the main culprit beauty obsessive’s satisfaction when he declared and discharged the start of Marc Jacobs’ beauty products midst the year of 2012. Having conceived a quantity of 122 pieces in a year alone, Jacobs submitted the products to Edie Campbell. Campbell then experimented with the thriving assortment. Focusing on the store its self, the floor expands over 500 foot centred with a shadowy granite table depicting the sophistication of the brand. Plus, each shelf is either covered with conditioned make-up or the amorous liquid of Marc Jacobs perfume in opulent glass bottles.
There is no shadow present when Jacob’s repercussion to fashion is taken into account. Individually, he is a quirky character however does not take the junction of being conveyed as peculiar akin to that of Vivienne Westwood or Irene Luft. Regarding the future, the incident of Jacobs being long forgotten is almost impossible because his affects towards the fashion industry will be taken into consideration forever.