And all piled on in abundance. “It was all really charged,” he says. “Nothing was left untouched, every neck, every arm, every shoe.”
Such obviousness worked up, way up, into high fashion may have been what clicked so strongly with the crowd. “You didn’t have to search or dig deep,” he says, acknowledging that the goodwill feels, well, good. This from someone who has taken ample hits from the press for all sorts of reasons, and sometimes offers a my-critics-be-darned response.
“I don’t want to get too dramatic,” Jacobs adds. “But I was really pleased. There’s a lot of passion in every bag meeting, every shoe meeting, in the clothes. All of the people who work on this love to do it. Part of the love is that there’s a performance aspect. When you perform, you put yourself out there, so when I love it [after the fact], it’s largely based on what people left thinking of it.”