Today, Marc Jacobs is probably the most influential designer in the world and certainly one of the most talked about. He possesses a special talent to attract media attention, whether the headlines are gossiping about the ultra-studied looks in his shows, his ripped abs or his sentimental life.
Marc Jacobs is one of the few designers whose vision of fashion has managed to establish trends and accurately predict what women want, season after season, and he is a prominent figure on the New York celebrity scene, being a star himself.
A chameleon and an artist, constantly changing, often planting the seed of a particular trend in a collection, layers, ruffles, volume, only to present it in all its splendor in the next season, he calmly watches the rest of the world join in on his genius.
Season after season, the designer presents collections that are diametrically opposed to each other, yet retaining the defining Marc Jacobs signature.
Most of his collections are referencing past decades, from the 40's to the 80's. Marc Jacobs's style is not very studied but it's elaborate in what it expresses, evoking authority and intrusion. His looks will always be attractive, feminine but not too provocative, trendy without much effort.
Among his muses are Sofia Coppola, Charlotte Rampling, Winona Ryder, Dakota Fanning and Victoria Beckham, all photographed by Juergen Teller for Marc Jacobs fashion campaigns.
Currently, Marc Jacobs spends most of his time in Paris where he lives with his vast collection of contemporary art and his bull terrier, Alfred.