Difficult to wear when you are a man? That's not what Marc Jacobs thinks about ballerinas. According to the photos that this last post on Instagram since mid-April, it would be quite the opposite. The designer and former artistic director of Louis Vuitton has two pairs: a turquoise blue and a black one. On June 5, he wore them with a Chanel jacket and a Hermès bag, lying in the first-class lounge of an airport. Two weeks before, it was with a set of blue tracksuits that he had chosen to match them. Because for the 60-year-old American designer, ballerinas seem to suit all situations, and all styles.
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His favorite pair: the Leopold ballerinas, creation of Demna for the Balenciaga label. Seen for the first time in the mud of the brand's spring-summer 2023 show, they are available from 36 to 46, in three colors: cyan, black and beige, which Marc Jacobs has not (yet) decided to put on. The brand is not the only one to offer men to wear ballerinas: from Dries Van Noten to Comme des garçons via Jil Sanders, Bode, Martin Margiela and even Repetto, many of them integrate the pair with round uppers into men's locker rooms. That said, the definitions of masculine and feminine are not opposite in Marc Jacobs' dictionary.
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The creator does not, in fact, care about standards. In September 2020, he launched an ultra-inclusive collection called Heaven, celebrating all genders and sexual attractions, for "girls who are boys and boys who are girls, and those who are neither," as he wrote at the time on his Instagram account. Marc Jacobs insists on the dissolution of codes and delights in subversion. Especially when it comes to your own dressing room. Skirts, curved ensembles and especially high heels are regularly invited in her looks. The ballerinas are simply the latest arrivals to this fluid wardrobe.