Maripol x Marc Jacobs = Gimme
At the dawn of the 1980s in downtown Manhattan, French-born stylist, jewelry designer, and It-Girl extraordinaire Maripol took the city’s avant-garde by storm with her unforgettable approach to art and life. I was lucky enough for her to write a chapter in my book Bombshell - but enought about me. This dynamo’s limited edition collection of accessories and t-shirts includes 13 jewelry pieces priced from $4 to $25 and five T-shirt designs at $35. The items will be carried in the Marc by Marc Jacobs stores worldwide and feature new interpretations of Maripol’s designs from the 70’s and 80’s.
Stylist and image consultant for Debbie Harry and Grace Jones, Maripol’s aesthetic soon began to draw high-profile attention. Inspired by the DIY style of the punk movement, Maripol’s innovative junk jewelry designs were first noticed by the Fiorucci fashion house, who hired her to design their first jewelry line before appointing her art director. Working with the likes of art stars Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, Maripol’s influence was about to remake the world in the form of one woman: Madonna.
Madonna, who rocked Maripol’s trademark rubber bracelets and crucifix earrings, redefined 80s style. As stylist, fashion and jewelry designer for the most famous woman on earth, Maripol’s vision of the feminine—edgy, aggressive, seductive, and unblushing—became a global phenomenon. What was once radical has now become retro with an entirely new audience eager to reclaim the guts and glamour of Maripol’s incandescent story—as her new collection of accessories debuts this Spring with Marc Jacobs proves.
Maripol was a styliste on every level. Whether collaborating with celebrated photographer Jean-Paul Goude as assistant, stylist, and sometimes model or collaborating with photographer Edo Bertoglio, Maripol’s early years were nothing short of remarkable.Her French background lent a vogue to this largely American and therefore style-less milieu. Maripol was the Alexis de Tocqueville of the American punk scene, as she advanced the principles of democracy across her grid of marginal cultural stars. Viva La Revolución!
Via: Miss Rosen