Inside with Marc

MARC JACOBS IN HIS LIBRARY WITH ED RUSCHA’S HEAVEN, 1986, AND A SIXTIES DOMINIQUE TABLE

W Magazine has a great story of Marc Jacobs’ art collection housed in his gorgeous three-story garden apartment on the Champ de Mars

IN THE LIVING ROOM, ED RUSCHA’S PEACH, 1964, JOHN CURRIN’S THE GO-SEE, 1999, AND A LALANNE SHEEP SCULPTURE

ABOVE THE BED IN THE DOWNSTAIRS GUEST ROOM, RICHARD PRINCE’S RICHARD AND LINDA, 2005

ON THE CREDENZA IN THE DEN IS SEAN LANDERS’S MR. RABBIT, 2003.

ON THE UPSTAIRS LANDING, DAMIEN HIRST’S PARACETAMOL, 2004–05, AND RICHARD PRINCE’S ISLAND NURSE, 2002

As we all know, he moved to Paris after his appointment as creative director of Louis Vuitton and says that his new-found love for art has definitely influenced his designs – specifically through his recruitment of artist Richard Prince to create a series of Vuitton handbags and by modeling the opening part of the Spring 2008 runway show after the artist’s “Nurse” paintings (a Prince painting hangs above his bed and 5 more around the apartment). Marc also speaks about his jewelry collection for LV which I can only assume will be at least partly inspired by the works of art he lives with.

THE “NURSES” IN SEE-THROUGH CLOTHES AND ONE OF THE PRINCE NURSES PAINTINGS THAT INSPIRED THE LOOKS.

PRINCE’S CANDY COLORED “FIREBIRD” HANDBAGS FOR LV $5400

PRINCE’S “MANCRAZY” FROM THE MONOGRAM JOKE COLLECTION FEATURING SCRIPT INSPIRED BY HIS ICONIC PAINTINGS

ONE OF MY FAVORITE BAGS FROM THE SPRING 2008 SHOW – TOO BAD THE OSTRICH LEATHER MAKES IT PROHIBITIVELY RARE, EXPENSIVE AND COMPLETELY UNATTAINABLE

THE “NURSES” ALIGNED TO SPELL OUT LOUIS VUITTON

Previously owned by designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. Marc says he fell in love with the home during a tour, the moment he sat by the guest room window and watched kids playing on the lawns beneath the Eiffel Tower.