Tastemakers >> Marc Jacobs (before & after)

I've had a bunch of images of Marc Jacob's apartment saved for a while, and when I went to create this post, I realized that they didn't all look like they came from the same apartment... and then I realized that the shots that show Marc himself showed two very different Marcs.  Interestingly, they are of his first and second Paris apartments, before and after his transformation into a tan, fit, and meticulously groomed version of himself.  Here, his first apartment.

Had you forgotten that he used to look like this??  I had!  He looks like a baby!  Would you ever see him  in this outfit or with hair like this today?  Never!  Pretty crazy transformation.

Click through for shots from his current Paris apartment.  Apparently after the personal-image transformation he also went on an absolute contemporary-art-buying bender, as his previous apartment had almost none and his current apartment his practically overflowing with Ruschas, Currins, etc. 

The man as he is today.  Yes, that's an Ed Ruscha painting behind him.  Pretty intense image, no?  Shot for W Magazine.

 I like the two shots above, they look homey and warm, but other than that, I like the old apartment better... for example, I like the room below about 0%.

???  Is this even in the same apartment?  Where is all the Parisian architectural charm???

 Same question here... why is this so not charming and very, like, Hyatt Regency Chicago?  (Although I will point out that Richard Prince above the bed.  Having a Richard Prince above your bed is kind of, um, absurd.  Those things hang in museums.  And apparently over Marc Jacob's bed.)

Conclusion: he drastically improved his own appearance and his art collection, but somehow took a downgrade in the taste in interiors department.  Do you agree?

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