Marc Jacobs' Most Memorable Quotes

Happy birthday, Marc Jacobs! As the fashion designer turns 53, we take a look at some of his best quotes

The designer on holiday in St Barts. Picture / @marcjacobs.

1. "I am so appalled by the whole social media thing, I don't get it, it doesn't appeal to me, neither does a computer, or working on a laptop. I don't care if I carry around 100lbs of magazines, I'd rather do that than look at them on the internet." – British Vogue 

2. “It’s still my favourite collection, because it marked a time when I went with my instincts against instructions, and I turned out to be right. It came out of a genuine feeling for what I saw on the streets and all around me.” – Marc on his infamous grunge collection for Perry Ellis in 1992 – T Magazine 

3.  “I look at young fashion and it seems like it's all the same - the idea of what is edgy or cool. It's style with no substance; it doesn't really seem born of anything. I don't see the rebellion or edge in it. It just looks like a cliche: salad oil in the hair, Frankenstein shoes and the trappings of punk and all these other things." – Dazed 

4. “My relationship with fashion has always been that each of us stars in our own movies and costumes ourselves to play the part we want. You take blouses and jeans and dresses, and you put them together and they tell your story.” – The Guardian 


5. “Sometimes I’m not really aware of how much things mean to me going forward until a lot later, in the end it becomes clear all the things that played a part in the making of the collection,” Marc says “When we do the show it always feels like a diary of our lives from the last 6 months.” – Vogue Paris

6. "The odd thing about fashion is that you love it and you hate it. As a fashion designer, I love change and I hate change.” – British Vogue 

7. “If somebody is eating cherries and drinking champagne on a street corner in an expensive dress, it’s a decadent sort of behaviour, but it’s kind of playing at something. You know what I mean.” – T Magazine 

8. “I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect - they are much more interesting. There is more freedom in the idea of what glamour is and what beauty is and what is right and what is wrong. It's all changed. It's a different world - all those old cliched definitions have morphed into something less definable.” – The Telegraph 

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