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Marc Jacobs Talks Superficial Bombshells and Disinterest in Red Carpets at FIAF Series

Last night as part of the French Institute Alliance Française Fashion Talks series, Marc Jacobs spoke with the deputy director of the Museum at F.I.T., Patricia Mears. He revealed his early beginnings with Robert Duffy, who sat in the audience at Jacobs's Parsons graduate show; hiring Tom Ford, Tracey Reese, and then-event photographer Steven Meisel while working at Perry Ellis; casting bombshells at Louis Vuitton fashion shows; and his love of Paris. Below are some choice quotes from the discussion.

On being fired from Perry Ellis: "People love to attribute it to the grunge collection, but it was complicated. . . It was probably the best thing that has ever happened to me. Although at the time I didn't think it was an opportunity. . . "

On starting his Marc Jacobs line with Robert Duffy soon after: "Some drunken night with no one around we decided to use our severance from Perry Ellis and buy a tiny studio at 113 Spring Street. . . We were back to doing everything ourselves, and Robert was mortgaging his house to support the company."

On the start of Juergen Teller-lensed ad campaigns: "We worked with Venetia Scott, Juergen's then girlfriend, and needed an ad for a friend's new magazine. I asked Juergen to take a photo of Kim Gordon, who was wearing one on my dresses on stage, and that became our ad."

On the Louis Vuitton woman: "She wants her friends to know she has the latest bag. She's wants to pop out of her corset, . .  she's more superficial, but I mean that in a good way."

On red carpet dressing: "It doesn't interest me much. If someone wants to borrow a dress and it's around, that's fine. I don't put my energy into the idea of dressing people for red carpet events."

On his love of Paris: "Going to Paris for the first time is like losing your virginity. Even if it's bad, it only happens once."

Source: Junenoire

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