Marc Jacobs Strips Down for Bang!

News & Trends: Marc Jacobs is entering the luxury men's fragrance arena with a Bang! Plus there's the provocative ads featuring the designer himself wearing nothing but an oversized bottle.

While not many professional designers use themselves as the face of their brand, Marc Jacobs lent his body to the adwork. He explains why:

"Robert and I work closely with Coty on these projects, and he said, 'Marc, you look so great now - you should be the model for men's fragrance.' My immediate reaction was, I don't know. But then I came to see that it made sense ... Once I agreed to be the model, I couldn't see what I would wear to express this. We tried it with clothes, but it didn't work. Then Juergen [Teller, who shot the campaign] had the idea for the silver Mylar, and it all came together. The silver Mylar also gives it that flash, that bang ... As a word, it has so many connotations, including a sexual connotation."

There are several versions of the ad, as some might be too revealing for some mainstream magazines. The fragrance itself Jacobs says will, "include pink, black, and white peppercorns at the top, y'know I love me some peppercorns, Bella. Then we're going all primal masculine woods at the middle, with vetiver, patchouli and white moss at the bottom."

The fragrance will be available in July, with the ads hitting in September.

Carly Zinderman

Carly Zinderman is a Senior Staff Writer for JustLuxe, based just outside of Los Angeles, CA. Since graduating from Occidental College with a degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies, she has written on a variety of topics for books, magazines and online publications, but loves fashion and style best. In her spare time, when she?s not writing, Carly enjoys watching old movies, reading an...(Read More)

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