A man who describes himself as being a former shoe-gazer, Jacobs had experienced some kind of epiphany. "I was never comfortable in some situations," he says. "I always had a kind of timid disposition, always feeling that I didn't deserve to be where I was. And then at that show in Paris I didn't feel that any more. We had all this bulls**t about starting on time, even though what people don't realize is that when you have photographers backstage the models start to pose and everything slows down. I wasn't sticking my tongue out at anyone."