In direct opposition of some brands--who will remain nameless, of course--Marc Jacobs's work, while oftentimes beautiful and thoughtful, has always maintained a wicked sense of humor. Look through e-store and you'll find a beautifully draped satin dress costing upwards of $3,000, but a few clicks away are t-shirts with images of the South Park hooligans for a mere $35. Even his children's line, Little Marc Jacobs, has its moments of cheeky mischievousness. Take for example two new graphic Ts he's made, which feature a contemporary twist on a classic manipulation technique used by children across the world. Everyone who's made it to puberty has, at one time or another, used the stealthy trick of playing one parent off of the other when they don't receive the answer they want first time around. In most cases, that means making a second appeal to dad, after mom has denied a request--or vice versa. Perhaps as a nod to close friend, and President of Marc Jacobs International, Robert Duffy's recent adoption with his husband, Jacobs has released two shirts featuring the slogans: "If dad says know, ask dad," and "If mom says no, ask mom." The shirts are $35, are available at his New York City-based Little Marc Jacobs Store, and all proceeds from sales will go to the Human Rights Campaign. We'd say beware of the One Million Moms, but, we have a feeling they gave up on Marc years ago.
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