Fashion media outlets like WWD were all aflutter this morning when the news broke that game changing designer Marc Jacobs will be the only fashion designer to appear in this year's Time 100 list. But don' worry—the annual issue, which hits newsstands tomorrow, will be chock full of fashion personalities anyway. Good friend Victoria Beckham had the honor and privilege to interview Jacobs for the feature, which she seemed all to happy to conduct. “He
inspires and educates me every time we meet,” Beckham writes. “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.”
Tom Ford, the fashion world's true Renaissance man, did not make the list but proved he was a good sport by profiling another one who made it, model Liya Kedebe. “I first met Liya Kebede about 10 years ago in Paris,” Ford
writes. “I was casting models for a show, and Liya came in. She looked
me in the eyes, and I was quite literally stunned.” Donna Karan interviewed architect and fellow female power player Zaha Hadid. “Zaha’s work evokes that passion,” says Karan.
“Her buildings are like a gust of wind — organic, forceful and utterly
natural. Her oeuvre is diverse: she has done structures from the Vitra
Fire Station in Weil am Rhein, Germany, to the Terminus Hoenheim-Nord
in Strasbourg, France, to the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in
And in an initially unexpected pairing, luxury leading lady Donatella Versace explained how much she admired list-maker and action movie star Jet Li . “The first time my friend Jet Li and I talked about his One Foundation,
which he began to assist with disaster-relief efforts in China and
beyond,” Versace writes, “he was so passionate that I felt the only
thing for me to do was to help.” The two subsequently linked up to
raise funds for victims of the Sichuan earthquake in 2008.
It's nice to see in an industry so often dominated by narcissism, that there are still plenty of people still more than willing to talk up their peers. The Time 100 Gala will be held May 4 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York and with all the list's fashion friends flitting about, its sure to be a fabulous affair!
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