Posted by Darius Cordell Couture in Apr 04, 2012, under 1
While his latest fragrance Marc Jacobs Dot is set for release this spring, the US designer and Louis Vuitton creative director is the latest designer to announce he is branching into the realm of color cosmetics.
The designer already has a large fragrance empire, and he’s now set to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Tom Ford, who launched his first full color cosmetics collection last September at Tom Ford stores and high-end department stores.
There are very few details on Jacobs’ collection at the moment and a target launch date has not yet been decided. However, the creator revealed to WWD April 3 that he’s working with international beauty giant Sephora on the line and had his first meeting for the color collection last week.
“I see makeup, fragrance — everything, really — as an opportunity. The idea of choosing a color for your lip, or an eyeliner — it’s just such a delight. The ritual of waking up and making those choices is something people really enjoy,” said the designer.
“We currently are working on defining what Marc Jacobs cosmetics will be, what they’ll say, what makes them distinctive. I think that will take some time, but the first meeting was good.”
Other top fashion houses to have expanded their beauty portfolios in the past 12 months include Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry, while Italian designer Roberto Cavalli revealed his cosmetic line ambitions earlier this year.
“I’d like to make many, many things with color and cosmetics — even color for the hair,” said Cavalli.