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Marc Jacobs documents facelift recovery on Instagram to tackle plastic surgery 'shame'

"I don’t want to live my life with shame," says the fashion designer.

2021-08-03

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Instagram/@themarcjacobs

Marc Jacobs has opened up about his decision to document his recovery from a recent facelift on Instagram.

The fashion icon first shared a photo of himself after the procedure last week, showing his head bloodied and bandaged. 

He then shared photos of his bare face three, six, seven, and 10 days after the procedure, admitting: "What was really bothering me was my neck and how loose the skin was."

"There is no shame in being vain. I find there’s no shame in wanting attention"

Explaining why he chose to be so public about his plastic surgery, the star told Vogue: "I don’t think I look bad for 58 years old. I didn’t feel like I had to do this, but I feel like all of these conversations around ageing or around plastic surgery are just like any other conversations to me.

"The problem comes with the shame around them. And I don’t want to live my life with shame, you know?"

 
 
 
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Marc - engaged to model Char Defrancesco - added: "Yes, I’m vain. I find there is no shame in being vain. I find there’s no shame in wanting attention. I find there’s no shame in getting dressed up and showing off a look."

He continued: "We all have filters on our phones. We all retouch and filter our pictures. That’s the world we live in. It’s like this thing we do because the audience wants it, but the audience wants it because we do it. So it’s this funny little circle. But the thing that I find disappointing or difficult about that circle is that you could just remove the shame, and be honest and straightforward.

 
 
 
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"It seems so crazy when an actor or public figure denies that they’ve done something. And they say like, 'Oh, it’s olive oil, I bathe in seltzer.' It’s like, come on. Like all those things might be true, but they’re not why your neck is tight."

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