You can always count on Marc Jacobs to keep an interview interesting. The designer shared quite a bit when he sat down with Fern Mallis for a Q&A at 92Y in New York earlier this week. He discussed hiring Tom Ford to work at Perry Ellis, getting the top job at Louis Vuitton, and not wanting to work for Dior. He also told Mallis that he once saw a magazine cover of Victoria Beckham with a counterfeit Louis Vuitton bag and sent her a real one not long after.
Check out a few excerpts below.
On hiring Tom Ford to work at Perry Ellis:
"Tom is Tom. What can you say? No, he was amazing. I think he is incredibly talented still.”
On getting the job at Louis Vuitton:
“I don’t know if I won them all over but I guess I won because none of them are there anymore. I’m not a bitch or anything like that but things happen, you know. I have been there 15 years. I don’t know if I’ll be there another 15 or another five days, but those people who were not for me have moved to new places.”
On not wanting to work for Dior:
“I never dreamed of being a couturier and I think it would be a very difficult place to work. It was actually my psychiatrist who said, ‘How is this going to improve the quality of your life?’ and I said, ‘It’s not.’ I mean, two more shows — and after Galliano, what he has done — when am I going to live my life?”