Marc Jacobs is appearing in a movie.
The American fashion designer made the announcement at the inaugural WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year Awards. He was there to present stylist Katie Grand of Love magazine with a prize celebrating her innovative work, but couldn’t help discussing his excitement at the plans.
“I got cast in a role in a movie,” he told Style.com. “They're filming next week and I'm excited. I get to play a character that's not myself at all.”
The designer didn’t let anything else slip about the role, remaining completely tight-lipped.
Katie was thrilled with her honour. She explained one of the best things was how excited her family were to see her triumph.
“My dad is a cancer research scientist,” she explained. “He's very proud of me to win a kind of proper award - not just a fashion award.”
It’s been a busy time for Marc, with the star involved with a charity Halloween party too. His company sponsored an evening in Provincetown, Massachusetts, to help raise funds to aid the 1886 Town Hall there.
“It’s been a long time since I saw a party like this,” firm president Robert Duffy said. “It’s part of our brand DNA to get involved with every community we have a store in.”
Provincetown is famed for the costume parties which used to be thrown there, a tradition which was revived for Halloween this year. The idea proved popular, with 900 tickets quickly being sold.
“For the price of admission, revellers got a surprise performance by Debbie Harry, who peeled off pieces of a red-and-black military ensemble as she alternated between cuts from her new album Panic of Girls and Blondie classics. A flash mob ran a quick, choreographed dance to Thriller before Harry went on,” reports WWD.© Cover Media