Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is the only designer on this year's Time 100 list, Time magazine's register of the 100 most influential people in the world, WWD reports. He was interviewed by Victoria Beckham for the occasion, who wrote, "He changes how we see fashion with each collection he shows, be it his work for Louis Vuitton or his own baby, the Marc Jacobs line, which he started in 1986."

Marc Jacobs at the spoke French Institute Alliance Française last night.

He talked about the history of his brand, and his design aesthetic with deputy director of the Museum at FIT, Patricia Mears.

The conversation covered all the Marc Jacobs basics: his first sweater collection out of Parsons, his partnership with Robert Duffy, his busy lifestyle, but there were some new bits of information that even the most astute Marc buffs probably don’t know. Like:

Just last week, Marc Jacobs president and recent Twitter convert Robert Duffy tweeted a request for set ideas for the label's fall show. That apparently spurred Jacobs himself into action, and he more than rose to the challenge: As the show began, spotlights picked out the designer and Duffy tearing the brown construction paper from a wood frame structure at the back of the Armory. The paper duly removed, all 56 models were revealed, standing in formation on the raised platform and staring back at the audience.

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