Marc Jacobs has never had more control over himself, his body, the way he lives his life or presents his brand. When he was 47-years-old, the designer revealed his dramatic transformation by going from schlump to hottie. I could look like Jacobs if I followed his example of consuming only vegan food and working out with a personal trainer for three hours a day, seven days a week. Again, proving my theory that it is easy to be beautiful when you are very, very rich. Jacobs still smokes Marlboro Lights. An addict since being a teenager, Jacobs now says that he is done with drugs, including heroin and cocaine, after a stint in rehab in 2007.
Somewhat indiscreet on social media, Jacobs ”accidentally” leaked a picture of his naked butt on Instagram last year, after which he responded with a Tweet saying:
”Yeah… I’m a gay man. I flirt and chat with guys online.”
This past fall, Jacobs somehow spilled the beans on Instagram about hosting an orgy (if 10 guys is considered an orgy), that was organized on his Grindr account. I appreciated that he didn’t deny or apologize. Instead he wrote:
“Why not? I don’t have any hang-ups about those things. I don’t really care. Who’s kidding who? I’ve talked about having hair transplants, I’ve talked about my drug problems, I’ve talked about my drinking problems, I’ve talked about sex. I just think it’s so much better to be honest about those things. I always find it very dubious and I don’t really trust people who deny human instincts.”
Marc Jacobs International’s Twitter information includes the caption: ”It’s yours to try”. What a perfect slogan!
Marc Jacobs Spring 2018 advertising campaign was described as a fashion story by Jacobs:
”I see it as series of connected events; a visual narrative. It is a personal diary of people who have and continue to inspire me and open my mind to different ways of seeing and thinking. The spectrum of individuals photographed represent a celebration of my America. The people featured in our campaign personify this collection of fashion through their individuality. They embody and celebrate the spirit and beauty of equality.”
Last week, World of Wonder writer James St. James wrote about how Jacobs proposed to his boyfriend Charly Defrancesco at a Chipotle in NYC with the help of a flashmob dancing to the Prince’s Kiss.
Jacobs wanted to throw a surprise birthday dinner for Defrancesco, on Saturday night at The Mercer Hotel. Jacobs didn’t know it, but Defrancesco was hard at work planning a surprise party for the designer all the while (Defrancesco’s birthday was on April 4, while Jacobs’ is today).
Among the many guests were: Naomi Campbell, Lil’ Kim, Sofia Coppola, Debbie Harry, Bette Midler, Cindy Sherman, all gathered at Submercer. When Defrancesco led Jacobs into the club, the guests yelled ”Surprise!”. Jacobs was confused by finding his own friends and not Defrancesco’s, and he was convinced that he was at the wrong spot.