Marc Jacobs is having a bit of a creative beauty moment right now. He just announced that he’s working on a color cosmetics line with Sephora, and today WWD has a long profile on the designer and his new fragrance, Dot, the more flamboyant of his fragrances.
MJ refers to his fragrances as “sisters” and unlike some celebs and designers who give lip service to their fragrances, he seems really involved and attached to them–to the point that by the end of the article they seemed like cute girls instead of, you know, inanimate objects.
Dot launches in the US this July, and she is super cute. One gets the sense that the bottle came first and the juice second, which kind of makes sense for a designer who’s used to doing things visually. It’s a whimsical bottle with a hybrid ladybug/butterfly motif. Jacobs told WWD, “I felt this bottle would open itself up to many, many permutations and we can have a lot of fun with it. The visual is always very important.” And he acknowledges that dots are a design element that he always comes back to. But don’t worry–Dot is pretty on the inside, too. It’s a mix of berries, dragon fruit, honeysuckle, jasmine, coconut water, orange blossom, vanilla, driftwood, and musk. The ads–also pretty–were shot by long-time MJ collaborator Juergen Teller and feature Codie Young. He also let slip that he’ll probably be giving Daisy, Lola, and Dot, some more sisters.
Jacobs also opened up a bit about the new color line, saying that he’s excited to work with Sephora because “the retailer’s approach to making a luxury product that is appealing to a young and contemporary market is a match with his own philosophy.” He also put its success into our hands, ladies: “But it will be women out there who decide if it’s good or not. I just put all my heart and soul and all my energy into basically everything that I work on…” Oh geez, that’s a lot of pressure.
Finally, WWD tried to get him to talk about his next RTW collection, but he was coy, saying, “I never know what it’s going to be until the first girl’s on the runway.” We’ll just have to wait and see…