Last night the French Institute-Alliance Francaise awardedMarc Jacobs with the Trophee des Arts award. Anna Wintour presented it to him and basically barfed glitter and puppy dogs all over him about what a swell guy he is. The Cut got all the juciest sound bytes, but we figured it's worth repeating:
"Whenever we have lunch, I feel like I am playing a game of verbal ping-pong. He will throw everyone and everything into the conversation, from the wonderful work of John Currin and Rachel Feinstein, to his latest training regime, to the phenomenon that is known as Alexa Chung, to some new French political controversy (always lots of those). At the end of it, I feel totally outclassed, out of touch, and certainly completely out of shape, but also at the same time, absolutely and wonderfully exhilarated because Marc is someone who makes you want to rush out and do things."
"I've just come back from Shanghai and Beijing, and everywhere I went, to dinners, meetings, museum visits, I heard the same thing: 'Miss Wintour, do you know Marc Jacobs? Could you possibly get me Marc Jacobs' autograph? A signed photograph? Please ask Marc Jacobs to come here and to collaborate with the Chinese artists.' So Marc, on behalf of 1.3 billion Chinese, consider yourself invited."
Wow. That's some pretty gushing sentiment coming from the iceberg that is Wintour. Sounds like they went home after and did facials and mani/pedi's and watched Mean Girls, no?