19 Beauty Lessons We Learned From Marc Jacobs
Back in 1992—long before the days of Marc by Marc or his eponymous cosmetics line—Marc Jacobs was designing for Perry Ellis, sending models like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell down his runway in grungy separates paired with contoured cheeks, matte wine lips, and swooshed locks. All of which happen to be having a huge moment right now. To put it mildly, the man was cementing beauty trends long before anyone knew his name.
Now Jacobs is a household name, having held the position of creative director at Louis Vuitton for 16 years (his last show was S/S 2014), along with his own brands—Marc Jacobs collection, Marc by Marc—plus, his signature fragrances and his latest, Marc Jacobs Beauty. To celebrate Jacobs’ birthday today, let’s take a walk down memory lane, from those early collections, to the custom brown nail lacquer he personally mixed for Miley Cyrus in his latest campaign.
Click through our slideshow for a look back at 19 beauty lessons we’ve learned from the birthday boy through the years. Happy birthday, Marc!
That Soft Waves Had a Moment in 2004, Too!
Marc Jacobs F/W 2004
The Veronica Lake wave made a huge comeback last year, but Jacobs was ahead of the trend, sending them down his F/W 2004 collection runway.
That Orange Lips Aren't As New As We Thought
Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 2007
Long before the summer of the orange lip—i.e. right now!—Jacobs sent his girls down the runway with fresh faces and bright pouts.
That There's No Wrong Way To Wear Hair Chalk
Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 2008
In 2008 we learned that hair chalk pairs well with a bare face and defined brows. (Lego headband optional.)
That A Red Lip is Even Better with a Deep Part
Marc by Marc Jacobs F/W 2012
We can’t help you find that red lip colour—makeup artist Dick Page used a custom-blended formula—but we can help you get that killer shiny hair. Hairstyist Guido smoothed Redken’s Outshine 01 Anti Frizz Polishing Milk ($23) through the models’ locks before creating a sharp part.
That Blue Liner Under The Bottom Lashline is Amazing
Marc Jacobs S/S 2014
What is slightly smudged, ultra dramatic, and the inspiration behind the latest way Hollywood wears bright liner? The models’ liner at Jacobs’ most recent spring show, of course!
Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Enamoured Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer ($18) in Bark! is the exact shade Cyrus wears in her spring 2014 ad.
Looking for a scent that’s bright and cheery? Marc Jacobs’ Dot Eau de Parfum ($92) has notes of jasmine, red berries, and dragonfruit.