I remember buying a Marc Jacobs wallet a few years ago at his store on Bleecker street in NYC, where I was randomly given blush, lipgloss, and fragrance samples as part of the purchase. I remember thinking at the time, “Why doesn’t Marc do a full makeup line?” Well, it’s finally happening.
MJ has had epic success with his fragrances–and even has a new one called “Dot” on the way–and this is often when designers start thinking about adding color. (Tom Ford started with fragrances and a small lipstick line, and look at his beauty empire now.) WWD reports that the line is in the very early stages. Jacobs said he had just had his first meeting with Sephora and that it was “good,” although no release date has been announced yet.
“Anything to me that is part of the joy, the ritual, of getting dressed — things that women enjoy like bags, shoes, fragrance, clothes, makeup — that’s what fashion’s about for me,” Jacobs told WWD. “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.”
We’re thinking this line will be pretty whimsical. From the colors to the packaging, it has the potential to be amazing. (OMG and what if he does nail polish, too?) Will you buy Marc Jacobs makeup?