Marc Jacobs Show Cost $1 Million

02/17/2011 02:17 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

We were blessed enough to attend Marc Jacobs show on Monday night, but we had no idea what the entire shebang cost!

The New York Times found out: $1 million, which seems sort of reasonable for a top-name production...but then the Times got all fancy and did some math -- that $1 million breaks down to $1,750 for each second of the nine-and-a-half minute affair. That's like one month's worth of rent, utilities, groceries and a subway card. Or, you know, one Marc Jacobs purse. Whew!

Some more Marc Jacobs stats from the article:

  • There were 500 guests
  • And 63 outfits.
  • Each model appeared for 45 seconds.
  • Each model wore 22-inches of human hair extensions,
  • Which rang in at $180/head.
  • There were 50 hairdressers,
  • 35 makeup artists,
  • And 70 dressers.

Marc Jacobs President Robert Duffy spoke with the Times:

"Sometimes, I don't know how we got from there to here," Mr. Duffy said, referring to the early days of his 27-year partnership with Mr. Jacobs, when the two of them constructed sets themselves and went around "with a tin cup" to friends. "Nobody has any idea what it takes to do all this," he added.