On Monday night, Marc Jacobs sat down with Patricia Mears, the deputy director for The Museum at FIT, for a Q&A session at the French Institute Alliance FranÃ§ais. Here, excerpts from that session.
On his early interest in fashion:
I [always] had a love for fashion. I recognized it when my grandmother took me shopping for back-to-school clothes. I mean, I didn't know I wanted to be a fashion designer at that point, but I knew I was interested in clothing. I loved the idea of getting dressed and putting together clothes at a very early age. And then, I guess maybe when I was 12 or 13, I decided I wanted to be a fashion designer. I just really loved fashion. I had no real dreams of anything else. I think once I wanted to be a veterinarian [because] my cat was sick. I was, like, eight and that was a passing moment.
BASEL, Switzerland -- After the annus horribilis of 2009, the luxury watch industry is celebrating what it does best at the Baselworld trade fair. The talk has been all about heritage, know-how and vintage designs, with brands showcasing updated versions of archive pieces ranging from stopwatches to Kennedy-era wristwatches -- evoking the stylish "Mad Men" era.
Alexander McQueen seems to be on everyone's mind in Paris. Roland Mouret had "Goodbye Lee" tucked into the corner of his runway program.
Stella McCartney dedicated her show to him. "You're missed!" she wrote.
Hussein Chalayan, meanwhile, began his show with a rather poignant voice-over tribute to the designer. WWD got a hold of the transcript, which we've printed here: