Marc Jacobs, the onetime enfant terrible of fashion, is about to turn 52 (not that you could tell from his stellar physique), and as such, he tells Vogue U.K.’s Suzy Menkes about his disdain for all thing social media and tech.
“I am so appalled by the whole social media thing,” Marc said. “I don’t get it; it doesn’t appeal me. Neither does a computer or working on a laptop…I don’t want to read a book on a device. I like a book with a hard cover, and text on a piece of paper. I like magazines. I don’t care if I carry around 100 pounds of magazines; I’d rather do that than look at them on the Internet. I am just not of that generation. I get the allure of it, but it just doesn’t appeal to me.”
I suffer from early onset old-lady-ness at times and also love the feel of a physical book over my Kindle, but come on—reading about fashion and style online is kind of the best ever. (Bias firmly admitted).
In the story he also talks about his new fall collection and the return to ladylike clothes. Elegant gloves, longer hemlines, and inspiration from legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland’s collection abounded. “Things shouldn’t be easy or sloppy,” he says. “I’d like to see women get dressed and polished and look perfect.” I love the silhouette and the feeling, but I’m more likely to pair it with a flat or sandal than a classic pump.