The Aughties Belonged To Marc Jacobs

Sure the decade started out all Tom Ford, but in my book, no one encapsulated the crazy, mixed up 2000s like Marc Jacobs. He did the status symbol thing with his his Louis Vuitton Takashi Murakami collaborations. He went downtown with his work with artist Richard Prince (pictured above). He appeared in the gossip columns almost as much as his well-heeled clientele.

I’m not saying that Marc Jacobs is my the greatest designer that ever lived. He’s a magpie, skilled at mashing up pop culture images but without really making much of a statement. But that kind of sums up the ’00s for me.