Day in the Life: Marc Jacobs

The multitasking fashion label icon lives in New York, where his label is based, and Paris, where he designs for Louis Vuitton. This month he debuts his new scent, Dot.

The multitasking fashion label icon lives in New York, where his label is based, and Paris, where he designs for Louis Vuitton. This month he debuts his new scent, Dot.
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Morning Routine

"I wake up at 7 a.m. I shower, shave, eat breakfast, and have a double espresso, a cigarette, vitamins, and supplements."

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Daily Workout

"Then I lift weights at the gym; I rarely do cardio. When I'm in Paris, I love to walk through the Champ de Mars."

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The Essence of Cool

"I work closely with [fragrance powerhouse] Coty on my scents. It's a group effort to reach the spirit I want to evoke."

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Creative Process

"Designing doesn't happen in a day. It takes months. I start by picking colors and fabrics. Before a show, workdays become basically 24 hours. Staging comes late. During fittings, we choose hair, makeup, and music. I try not to think too far in advance; it stresses me out."

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Creature of Habit

"I wear a kilt with a black or white shirt every day. I always eat 50 grams of oatmeal for breakfast; two chicken breasts for lunch; and drink juice, like wheatgrass. My vice: Marlboro Lights."

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Pick-Me-Ups

"We love to listen to Nicki Minaj in the office. It keeps us going — that, and caffeine."

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Good Evening

"A perfect night in would be eating steak by 7:30 p.m., watching a favorite movie like The Great Gatsby or Last Year at Marienbad, and falling asleep before midnight. I like a quiet night at home when I have the chance."

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