The Major Designer Who Finds Social Media "Appalling"

Jessica Schiffer

Though you’d never believe that Marc Jacobs is nearing 52 just from looking at him, the once-enfant terrible of the fashion world is making it very clear that he’s of a different generation. In a new and very revealing interview with Suzy Menkes for British Vogue, the designer laments our widespread reliance on technology and social media:

"I am so appalled by the whole social media thing," he says. "I don't get it, it doesn't appeal to 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 100lbs of magazines. I'd rather do that than look at them on the Internet…I get…the allure of it, but it just doesn't appeal to me."

His perspective may be a little extreme, but it doesn’t seem to hamper his creativity. The Fall/Winter 2015 collection that he recently debuted in New York was a critical darling, inspired by the quirky late fashion editor Diana Vreeland. Perhaps there’s something to be said for taking our eyes off the screen and mining less-trodden corners for inspiration instead.

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