Marc Jacobs to move into make-up
Just when you thought Marc Jacobs had enough on his palette, designing for three fashion labels, as well as ten fragrances under his belt with the eleventh to be released this July in addition to his on-going line of accessories, he recently announced his latest project, adding a make-up range to his list of accomplishments.
The designer has announced he is now working with Sephora – the French chain of cosmetics owned by Louis Vuitton – to launch a range of colour cosmetics. Although they are still in the initial planning phase, Marc spoke openly about his enthusiasm towards his latest collaboration and seems to really understand what women want.
“Anything to me that is part of the joy, the ritual, of getting dressed – things that women enjoy like bags, shoes, fragrance, clothes, make-up, that’s what fashion’s about for me“, Jacobs said. “I love the opportunity, wherever there is one, to adorn, to decorate, to scent, to dress. That’s what fashion’s all about: it’s not necessary, it’s something you want – it’s a fancy and a whim.”
”I see make-up, fragrance – everything really – as an opportunity. The idea of choosing a colour for your lips, or an eyeliner, it’s just such a delight. The ritual of waking-up and making those choices is something people really enjoy,” he told WWD. “We currently are working on defining what Marc Jacobs’ cosmetics will be, what they’ll say, what makes them distinctive. I think that will take some time, but the first meeting was good.”
As it’s still very early days, he is yet to divulge the official launch date, although some predict he’ll be making the announcement by early next year. We’re not sure what to expect from the line, whether he’ll go for bold brights or understated natural beauty. Something tells me bold red lips will be one of the statement looks from the line.
We’ll certainly be keeping our eyes peeled and you in the loop.
Photo: Courtesy of Marc Jacobs