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Is that outfit Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs? Marc Jacobs has left the fashion world if only for a moment to become a an online child pornography dealer…in a movie about the perils of a disconnected, wired world aptly titled Disconnect. Moviegoers don't have to wait long to see the chiseled jaw of the American fashion designer as he appears in scene one with a flippant "Hey. Where you been?" The movie itself looks pretty cool and also includes the (less stylish) stars Jason Bateman and Alexander Skarsgård all wrapped up in their own technologically driven world. In a post Jacobs-hosted MoMA screening Q&A session with Arianna Huffington, Jacobs said he could relate to the loneliness that led to the characters' use of the internet, claiming he was shaking after his first viewing. He was also clear to state that the movie didn't equal a career shift claiming he was "there for the coffee" because obviously the affluent designer can't afford his own. Watch the trailer for Disconnect below or catch the whole thing in theaters in April. Found via The Cut
It’s Diet Coke’s 30th Anniversary in Europe, and Marc Jacobs is assuring the can is readyAs Diet Coke's new creative director for 2013, Marc Jacobs has been chosen to craft three cans, three bottles, and three ad campaigns to be released throughout the year. Based in the power of feminine energy, joy and vibrancy, the designs hint at iconic looks from the eighties until now – the same span as the American designer’s industry run. Expect prints, fashion illustrations and plenty of color. The first stills show MJ getting frisky in a photo booth, so lost in his “Diet Coke Moment” he doesn't notice the shocked onlookers--or that he's not wearing a shirt? See the first few shots of the Marc Jacobs for Diet Coke campaigns below. The first cans and bottles will hit Europe this March. Found via: WWD
So much crazy Yayoi Kusama genius between these Louis Vuitton covers The obsessive polka dots of contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama found their place in fashion when Marc Jacobs asked her to collaborate on a Louis Vuitton collection. They also created window installations for Louis Vuitton's Manhattan stores and Selfridges in London. There's even an app where you can "imagine yourself or your friends covered with dots." Yayoi Kusama, who's lived in a psychiatric hospital since admitting herself in 1977, was busy writing poems when Marc Jacobs approached her. In this exclusive mongraph for Louis Vuitton, she reveals previously unpublished documents, archival photographs and reproductions of original works. It's an in-depth look at the Yayoi Kusama's genius and insanity with contributions from well-known curators and authors. Check out a sneak peek of Louis Vuitton's Yayoi Kusama monograph book below and see it in person at Louis Vuitton stores.
Marc Jacobs turns a graffiti prank into a $689 t-shirt Last week, graffiti artist Kidult--who is known for tagging up the storefronts like colette, Louis Vuitton and Supreme--made his mark on the Marc Jacobs Soho store. While everyone was chilling at the Met Ball, Kidult painted 'ART' in huge, spindly pink letters across the front of the shop. But unlike his other victims, Marc Jacobs enjoyed the prank--first tweeting about it, calling the work "Art by Art Jacobs" (Kidult responded to tweets in his own way, tweeting a picture of the store front clean up) and now, by making a t-shirt out of it. The 'Art by Art Jacobs' tee which features a picture of Kidult's work is selling for $689 at Marc Jacobs. We wonder if Kidult is upset his anti-capitalism graffiti is being turned into a marketing ploy? Or if he is thinking "touché"? It does appear Kidult will have his own versions of the shirt available for purchase this Friday via his website.
MJ x your face The Marc Jacobs' empire is going through another growth spurt--this time into the world of cosmetics. Marc mentioned he would be launching a makeup line and that the endeavor will be in collaboration with Sephora. For now, that's about all we know for sure, but it's a safe bet to assume it won't be minimal and will have a sense of humor like most things Jacobs creates. For a man who has his name on everything from laptop cases to pencils to keychains (and even a speculative position at Christian Dior), make up makes sense. Marc Jacobs says, “Anything to me that is part of the joy, the ritual, of getting dressed — things that women enjoy like bags, shoes, fragrance, clothes, makeup — that’s what fashion’s about for me,” Scooped up on: WWD