He is a much spoken about designer himself, certainly in recent times, but Marc Jacobs looks especially at the work of female designers. “They design in a way that is much more natural for them than men do,” Jacobs said in an interview with women’s Wear Daily.
Women designers made the difference
“In history, the best designers who made the biggest difference were women,” said the designer who recently left Louis Vuitton. “Miuccia Prada, Rei Kawakubo, Madeleine Vionnet, Elsa Schiaparelli, Madame Grès, Coco Chanel, Vivienne Westwood. I remember that Saint Laurent spoke years ago about the fact that he wanted to create a new style because Chanel did. “
The main reason that women are better designers according to Jacobs is that they in essence design for themselves. “Men can’t wear the clothing themselves. Thereby they can’t understand why all of a sudden it can feel good, not to have a shoulder pad in a jacket, to have pockets and they want it to feel like wearing a sweater.”