Peter Marino and Marc Jacobs Chat about Design, Architecture, and Fashion

visionaries Tom Ford, Gianfranco Ferre, and Gianni Versace all began their education in architecture. In the words of Coco Chanel, “fashion is architecture.” It was likely with this in mind that the Architecture Foundation hosted it’s annual John Edwards Lecture. The event, which was held at the Tate Modern’s Starr Auditorium, was a discussion between designer Marc Jacobs and architect Peter Marino, who have frequently collaborated together on retail design.

The conversation, led by Penny Martin (editor of The Gentlewoman) covered a range of topics but focused especially on the intersection of the two participants’ fields – fields whose borders seem to be dissolving more and more every year (also see Frank Gehry or Zaha Hadid’s foray into shoe design or the 3D printed dress that wowed the world earlier this year).

Cite: Allen, Katherine. "Peter Marino and Marc Jacobs Chat about Design, Architecture, and Fashion" 25 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • Andre Crooks

    I disagree with Coco Chanel, fashion is not architecture.. Like the great Oscar Wilde said “Fashion is merely a form of ugliness so unbearable that we are compelled to alter it ever six months.”

    Good architecture is here to stay!

    • JCB

      Architecture … Fashion …
      Strong concepts that could build strong and new ways of seeing the world.
      Weak concepts that could build weak and boring ways of feeling the world.
      Results depends on the DESIGNER !