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.
Read the rest at NYT.com.