French fashion designer Simon Porte Jacquemus poses for a picture as he runs during a fashion show at the Sormiou Calanque on June 25, 2018 in Marseille, southeastern France. (Photo by BERTRAND LANGLOIS / AFP)
INTERNET GOLD: Loïc Prigent takes us backstage at Jacquemus
Loïc Prigent, the French filmmaker behind fashion documentary gems such as Signé Chanel and the Le jour d’avant series, has blessed the world with a new Youtube Channel.
The first video uploaded follows the prep and fittings leading up to the Jacquemus Fall/Winter 2020 show.
What’s even more amazing is that it comes with English subtitles. What did we ever do to deserve this?
Several things I picked up from this pure Internet gold:
Jacquemus hates the word “obsession.” While talking about new accessories that include almonds on earrings and even more minuscule versions of Le Chiquito, Jacquemus explains, “I don’t really like the word ‘obsession’ because it means something negative, but I don’t know another word. Obsession refers to someone who is obsessed with something, who can’t have something. The Jacquemus woman likes Pierre Jeanneret’s chairs, that’s all. She’s leading her usual life, she’s simple. I don’t like the word ‘obsession’ because there’s something unhealthy about it.” #Goodvibes only in le monde Jacquemus.
Jacquemus is a certified grandma’s boy. “How many times do you call each other in a week?” grandma Jacquemus is asked. “Every day!” she says, decked out in head-to-toe Jacquemus, “We tell each other everything. The good, the bad. To know if we are both well. Because if one of us is not fine, the other is not fine either.”
Jacquemus is a big fan of Aya Nakamura. After the show, Jacquemus tells Aya that she should go backstage. “My team is going to be crazy, we’re big fans! We listen to your music so loudly!” He also named his dog Pookie after one of her songs. Listen to it below.
Jacquemus jawnz in blue or navy don’t sell well. An adoring Ines de la Fressange and Christian Lacroix approach Jacquemus to rave about the collection. “The colors!” Lacroix says. “Only colors,” Jacquemus replies, “I don’t make black or blue, we don’t sell them anyway.”