Continuing his penchant for artist/fashion collaborations, Marc Jacobs has taken to this month’s Interview cover as Andy Warhol. The magazine was founded by Warhol and this month marks the artist’s 80th anniversary.
WWD has reported that the fashion designer was shot by Mikael Jansson after Todd Eberle spotted him at a party and told Interview’s Glenn O’Brien “Gee, Marc Jacobs is the new Andy Warhol.” WWD tells of how Marc was told of similarities between himself and Warhol but claims “Warhol is Warhol. He’s practically a god. I thought, ‘I’m going to get a lot of hell for this.'”
Keep reading for more information and pictures (including Marc in drag!)
Come Thursday, handbags and t-shirts will be printed with the Interview cover and sold from Marc’s Bleecker Street shop in New York. All profits are going to The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.
(Image Source: The Fashion Spot)
By Will Reid | May 19th, 2008