Marc Jacobs is fed up with misconceptions about men wearing make-up.
The fashion designer discussed the subject of men wearing cosmetics during an interview with Interview magazine, and said he was stunned by the ridicule he has faced for experimenting with beauty products.
“While the idea of adorning oneself, or making yourself up, might be different than covering up a zit or concealing tired eyes, at the end of the day it’s instinctive to want to look more attractive,” Jacobs shared. “Make-up is make-up, which is why I’ve always found the distinction between men’s and women’s make-up to be kind of ridiculous.”
The 57-year-old, who has his own Marc Jacobs Beauty collection, also recalled being quizzed by several people after he recently wore a Prada coat from the luxury label’s womenswear line.
“Oh, a coat has a gender now? Yes, it fits differently because it was cut for a woman, but I’m wearing it. It’s my coat and I like it. It’s the same thing with nail polish,” he continued, noting that he is exasperated by the controversy surrounding men having manicures and pedicures. “When I go to get my nails done, I always put colour, nail art, or whatever I should fancy. Nowadays, I see more and more men getting their nails and their toes coloured, and I have no idea what they’re interested in sexually. I don’t have conversations with them. I really don’t care. I’m just happy to see that space being occupied by people of all genders and identities.”
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