Saturday, September 24, 2011
Fashion Walk of Fame: Marc Jacobs
For this month’s Fashion Walk of Fame post, highlighting one of the designers honored with a plaque in NYC’s Garment District on Seventh Avenue, I decided to focus on Marc Jacobs since I’m waiting to hear if he is taking the top job at Dior, replacing John Galliano, who was fired earlier this year. I don’t know why Marc wouldn’t take the job, Dior is a haute couture atelier, which Louis Vuitton and his eponymous label are not, and would seem to present him with the ultimate challenge of what has already been a huge career. I think what he’s done for Louis Vuitton is pretty amazing—I’ve checked out those clothes on several occasions at the Greene Street store in SoHo and they are gorgeous, especially the coats with their sumptuous fabrics and wonderful detailing—so I would love to see what he could do at Dior.
A lace coat and dress from the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Photo by Monica Feudi.
His plaque reads:
A fashion prodigy, Marc Jacobs has attracted attention from the very beginning of his career. Known for his clever, witty designs, as in his “Freudian slip” dress, he became controversial with his “grunge” collection for Perry Ellis in 1992. His current success, both for Louis Vuitton in Paris and for his own New York-based collections, rests on his ability to meld the past with the present.
Marc after presenting his Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Photo by Monica Feudi.
Marc’s plaque is on Seventh Avenue in NYC, between 40th and 41st Streets (in front of a Burger King!), next to the designer Betsey Johnson.