It’s no surprise that there’s a massive mutual appreciation between style renegades Debbie Harry and Marc Jacobs. Both born to smash up boundaries and naturally gifted at reconstructing new icons (him with his clothes, her with her music as well as – er – herself), the two also share a history of partying at New York club CBGB, as well as a friendship with late designer Stephen Sprouse. Harry is often spotted front row at Jacobs’ shows, and to return the love Jacobs is celebrating the Blondie front-woman with a pop-up Blondie shop during NYFW, at his Marc by Marc Jacobs store on Bleecker Street.
The shrine to the New Wave icon will sell all manner of Blondie goods such as t-shirts, books and memorabilia, as well as the new album Panic of Girls, which Grazia Daily can confirm is the freshest and punkiest offering from the band in years (“What I Heard” is a super-catchy tune).
Said Harry of the designer, “I love and admire the fact that, while he’s so successful in the world of high fashion, he’s never forgotten his roots.”
And clearly he never forgets his friends either. A heart of gold - not glass - for Mr. Jacobs!
- Alannah Sparks