Marc Jacobs is a fashion designer from the United States. He is the creative director of Marc Jacobs, his own fashion company, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line that was produced for 15 years before being discontinued after the 2015 fall/winter collection.

There were approximately 200 retail shops in 80 countries at one time. From 1997 until 2014, he was the creative director of the French fashion brand Louis Vuitton.

Jacobs was included to Time magazine’s “Time 100” list of the world’s 100 most powerful people in 2010.

We have compiled a list of the top quotes from Marc Jacobs for you.


Best Marc Jacobs Quotes

“Life is a fashion show, the world is your runway.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“Let’s do what we love and do a lot of it.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

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“To me, beauty and makeup and color is like the finishing touch on everything.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect – they are much more interesting.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I like people who have a sense of individuality. I love expression and anything awkward and imperfect, because that’s natural and that’s real.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I’m not good at hiding my feelings. I’m also not good at lying. I’m very open about everything.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“Makeup is the finishing touch, the final accessory.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“Change is a great and horrible thing, and people love it or hate it at the same time. Without change, however, you just don’t move.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“Luxury is about pleasing yourself, not dressing for other people.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

Top Marc Jacobs Quotes

“A sellout is putting your name on any piece of crap and then expecting people to buy it because it’s got your name on it. That’s what a sellout is to me.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“The Louis Vuitton woman is more about a quality – a quality within some women that needs to come forward, to be noticed and recognised.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“Marc Jacobs is full of creative people and Louis Vuitton is again a name on the door, a name that has existed for many years but I’m a collaborator there and I bring in other people, other artists and I work with a great creative design team.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I still appreciate individuality. Style is much more interesting than fashion, really.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I wouldn’t know how to find eBay on the computer if my life depended on it.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“To be useful to others and to be useful to myself is definitely a better place to be.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I always wanted to be a fashion designer so I just have to remember that as long as I’m doing it I’m living the dream.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I don’t throw cell phones. I don’t hurt people, I only hurt myself.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I used to buy good shoes, now I buy good bags. They make me feel more confident.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“Fashion is such a fairytale and it is such a fantasy. And it’s about metamorphosis and sort of changing yourself and playing a part that you want people to see.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

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“There is never a wrong time for a polka dot.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I like the sort of ‘nothingness’ of the jeans and the T-shirt. I feel that’s about as close as I can get to the future because it seems like something so old that will always be, so I feel it’s a safe bet for the future.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“You can never please everyone, and I think it’s best not to.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

Famous Marc Jacobs Quotes

“Sometimes, you just have to clear your head and get out to see other things. It is very important to be nourished. I love to go to museums and galleries, I like to see theatre, film, dance – anything creative. It doesn’t promise you inspiration, but it nourishes your creative soul, and that’s good.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“Staring up at the sky on a bright, sunny day makes me dream and gives me ideas.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I envy the people who go to Paris the first time.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I find people sexy, and I find personalities fascinating and sexy and appealing and charming. So a sexy girl wrapped in a sheet is a sexy girl, and an un-sexy girl in a low-cut dress is still an un-sexy girl.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“There is a small world of people who are very interested in contemporary art and a slightly bigger world of people who look at contemporary art. But then there is a much larger world that doesn’t realise how influential art is on things that they actually look at.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“Even mistakes can get you one step further.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I think scent is sensual. I guess evoking a mood or a spirit is key, and I think with the women’s fragrances we have evoked different types, moods or sensibilities of a woman – whether it’s Daisy with the sweetness and the innocence or Lola which is more provocative, sexy and sultry.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I’m useless at staring at a piece of white paper. But if you put a piece of white paper with a black line on it in front of me, I’ll say no that black line should be red and it should go this way or that way.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“Innovation is an evolutionary process, so it’s not necessary to be radical all the time.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I empathize with women in their high heels so I’ll be there in my kilt and T-shirt and I’ll walk around all day just to prove that if I can wear the shoes for 36 hours then certainly our customer can wear them.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

Popular Marc Jacobs Quotes

“I love my life. I can’t believe I work in New York and Paris. That I work for Louis Vuitton. That I work for Marc Jacobs. It seems really weird every time I say my full name – like, that’s me, and every time I hear the receptionist say my name, it’s still weird.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I never cared about buying things for myself, like clothes. And then all of a sudden I realized how great it is to be very precise about the shirts that I wear and all the things that are a part of my closet. So the ritual of fashion and shopping became very personal to me.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“Fashion isn’t a necessity. It pulls at your heart. It’s a whim. You don’t need it. You want it.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“But the customer is the final, final filter. What survives the whole process is what people wear. I’m not interested in making clothes that end up in some dusty museum.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“It’s sometimes said that I’m rebellious and I do things to push people’s buttons, but I just like the challenge.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“We live in a world where people are really hungry for information, and they’re not hungry for information on subjects that they’re not interested in.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

Inspiring Marc Jacobs Quotes

“I remember walking the dog one day, I saw a car full of teenage girls, and one of them rolled down the window and yelled, ‘Marc Jacobs!’ in a French accent.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“But I’m blessed to work with great people. I collaborate with brilliant stylists both here and in Paris. I work with a great design team. I really allow everyone to bring their ideas. I almost rely on them to inspire me.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I don’t believe in fashion dictatorship, and I find that anybody who follows the dictates of fashion is a bit lost. I’m excited by style, not so much by fashion.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I don’t want to sound too silly or pretentious about this, but, you know, I love being in Paris. I love working at Louis Vuitton. I love fashion. That’s why I do it. No one’s forcing me to do this. And nobody forces anyone to buy it. It’s a real love affair.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I’d like to believe that the women who wear my clothes are not dressing for other people, that they’re wearing what they like and what suits them. It’s not a status thing.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

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“Any opportunity to adorn oneself is human, and accessories are an easy way to do it.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“Sofia is so active, and she made The Virgin Suicides, which I thought was great – all these things are inspiring to me, not in terms of creating a particular dress, but just in terms of knowing that there is this type of woman out there.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I have a lot of tattoos. My first tattoo I had when I was a teenager was just a little heart. I am very friendly with a great artist, Scott Campbell, and I started going to him to get tattoos. I’m very spontaneous about what I get.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).

“I am a perfect being in a perfect world.” ~ (Marc Jacobs).


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