Will Someone Give Marc Jacobs A Bath?
Sometimes Designers Should Not Be Seen And Only Heard Through Their Creations, Are You Listening, Marc Jacobs? - Don't Get Me Started!
In a piece from Queerty.com today, there is a picture and a story about Marc Jacobs and his obviously much younger boy pal (who they're denying they met through a site called rentboy.com) Jason Preston professing his love for Marc complete with a tattoo of his name on his forearm. The good news for Preston (and there's a lot of it) is that tattoo removal is commonplace now and he can probably even get Jacobs to pay for that too when needed. But as you look at the picture of Mr. Jacobs and Master Preston, it just made me think that sometimes designers should not be seen and only heard through their creations, are you listening, Marc Jacobs? - Don't Get Me Started!
Now let me make this very clear, I don't care that Jacobs' boy seems a good twenty years younger than him or that I doubt he knows what salad fork to use at a dinner with Donna Karan in the Hamptons. As long as Jacobs is getting something out of it (or in it, as they say), he's got the money to have and do who...ooops, I mean what he wants. And good for Jacobs that he's found a mate and good for Preston that he's found a way to get what he wants at the hands of one of the most popular designers in the world. For both of them, I hope it is true love but if it's not, to be honest, I really don't care.
The thing is that both of them look as if they haven't showered in months. I thought we got rid of Ethan Hawke when Uma did? The more unkempt and just downright dirty Marc Jacobs looks, the less attractive his merchandise becomes to me. Now I'm sure that you could make the argument that if that were true in all professions, you could argue that no one should have ever listened to Einstein based on personal appearance but to me it's very different because we're talking someone whose professional is all about telling people what to wear and how to look and he's just...well, yuck.
I'm not sure if it's the greasy hair or the large glasses that make him look like some serial killer from the seventies but he needs a shower and some help. Add to it his boytoy who looks as though he hasn't washed in months either and you can practically smell them through the computer! (Think John Waters smellovision, no scratch cards needed here) Honestly in the photo they look like some creepy guy who found a boy in an adult theater in New York having just had their way with each other and leaving some of their DNA on seat 12 in row AA.
Call me crazy but I like my designers to look good. Michael Kors always looks like he just got off a yacht. Betsey Johnson, while crazy looking, always looks clean. What in God's name is Jacobs trying to prove you have to wonder?
The deal is that if these designers want us to spend our money on their fashion to make us look the way they feel we need to look, shouldn't they lead by example? Designers, while you're busy dressing us how about dressing yourself? How about bathing and coiffing yourself too? Sometimes designers should not be seen and only heard through their creations, are you listening, Marc Jacobs? - Don't Get Me Started!
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