YET MORE Marc Jacobs facts ahead of the CFDAs!

06 June 2011

Marc Jacobs is all over the place this week as everyone rushes to get their interviews with the designer in, marking the occasion of his Lifetime Achievement Award from the CFDA. Since he became the youngest ever designer to win the Best Emerging Designer in 1987 he has taken home numerous awards; see bottom for full list – flippin’ heckers, he’s been practically a one-man CFDA award factory! (PLUS! his French knighthood)

In a really good, nosy parker fact-revealing interview with Samantha Critchell of the Associated Press, we got some new quotes shedding some light on Mr Jacobs’ working practices AND his day to day schedule. Let’s be honest – we all know that he designs twelve squillion collections per year and he never repeats so much as a hemline, so what we’d really like to know is HOW ON EARTH does he pull it off?

Let’s start off with the fact that he sleeps with Post-It notes and a pen at his bedside to jot down the barrage of thoughts, inspirations and reminders that come between what are essentially naps, although claims he’s not particularly organized with lists and schedules. . . and that the most (only?) peaceful points of his day are mornings at the gym and evening walks with his two English bull terriers (although they live in France, as MJ commutes between Paris and New York for his various companies).

‘As soon as the New York shows are over, I'm on a plane after the Marc show. I take one day to recover, then I take in at Louis Vuitton things I've only seen by the Internet. I'm overwhelmed by all the stuff that progresses and there's a constant series of fittings, corrections, additions,’ he explained. ‘The next show is always the most important thing.’

Unlike loads of stars who claim never to read their reviews, he’s apparently quite concerned with the verdicts on each collection by his fans  and critics ‘I read what people say. It affects me greatly. That's what is the biggest pressure: I feel like we're competing with ourselves each time,’ Jacobs says. ‘I always feel each season is the strongest show we've had, and I guess every time the new season begins, I go through all the stress and anxiety of what we are going to do next. It's always time to start over.’

And his plans for the future? No-one in the world will be surprised to hear that; ‘I have no intention of slowing down. I don't rest anyway.’

Well quite.

MARC JACOBS

2011 Nominee for: WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
2011 Winner: GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Past Honors:

WINNER, 1987 PERRY ELLIS AWARD
WINNER, 1992 WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 1997 PERRY ELLIS AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
WINNER 1997 WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
WINNER, 1998/1999 ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2000 MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2001 MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2001 ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2002 ACESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2002 WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
WINNER, 2002 MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2003 WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
WINNER, 2003 ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2004 ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2004 WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2005 WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
WINNER, 2005 ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2006 ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2006 WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2007 ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2007 WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2008 ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2008 WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2009 WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEE, 2009 ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
WINNER, 2009 INTERNATIONAL AWARD (LOUIS VUITTON)
WINNER, 2010 CHEVALIER DES ARTS et DES LETTRES
NOMINEE, 2010 ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
WINNER, 2010 WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

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