Marc Jacobs is undoubtedly one of the most important designers of our time. Still, even some of the most talented designers make some of the most horrible and questionable style choices. Jacobs falls into this category (sorry MJ).
Last year, Jacobs attended the 2012 Met Gala in a Comme des Garçons black lace dress, and raised a few eyebrows—Seth Meyers even poked fun, wearing the same dress at the CFDA Awards a few months later. So why exactly did Jacobs wear the aforementioned dress?
In the same Vogue interview where Jacobs talks about tattoos and why he dislikes online shopping, he discusses the dress, saying he wanted to honor Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, the subject of the exhibition at the MET, and show how much "admiration and respect" he had for both. He also says it was about celebrating the fact that Schiaparelli and Prada are "unconventional thinkers", adding that to him, there's nothing more "unconventional" than a man in a lace dress. True.
Check out the entire episode of Jacobs' "Vogue Voices" series here.