Marc sparks Park lark

Marc Ja­cobs is thrilled to be im­mor­talised as an an­i­mated fig­ure

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MARC Ja­cobs says be­ing fea­tured in South Park is the ‘‘great­est hon­our of my en­tire life’’. The fash­ion de­signer is renowned for his cre­ativ­ity, and is cur­rently ru­moured to be the fron­trun­ner to re­place John Gal­liano at Chris­tian Dior.

He re­ceived the life­time achieve­ment prize at the Coun­cil of Fash­ion De­sign­ers of Amer­ica (CFDA) Awards this year and has since been in­ducted on to the board.

De­spite all this, the thing which re­ally thrilled the de­signer was hav­ing his like­ness fea­ture on Amer­i­can com­edy an­i­ma­tion South Park.

‘‘That was prob­a­bly the great­est hon­our of my en­tire life so far,’’ Ja­cobs tells NY Mag.

‘‘I am the Mus­cle Man Marc doll on South Park, and I joined the very great ranks of be­ing one of Cart­man’s toys – although I get boiled to death at the end of the episode.

‘‘I think ( South Park cre­ators) Matt and Trey are just prob­a­bly the two most bril­liant peo­ple in the en­tire world, and it is def­i­nitely my favourite pro­gram on TV. . . I have two of Cart­man’s toys tat­tooed, one on each fore­arm – Clyde Frog and the other one is Rumple­tum­skin.’’

The de­signer had no idea he would be in­cluded on the show be­fore­hand. He’s been shoot­ing scenes for movie Dis­con­nect and while in the trailer a friend told him about the episode.

He im­me­di­ately down­loaded it and was thrilled with what he saw. It made such an im­pact on the de­signer he’s plan­ning to get a per­ma­nent re­minder about it.

‘‘Hon­estly, with­out hes­i­ta­tion, it is the great­est hon­our, I mean, way above and be­yond the life­time achieve­ment award, be­yond any­thing. It’s like, to be im­mor­talised on South Park, I can

South Park: Fri­days, late, SBS ONE, The Com­edy Chan­nel; Satur­days, 10.50pm, Go! Marc Ja­cobs (in­set); Cart­man’s Mus­cle Man Marc doll, com­plete with Ja­cobs tat­toos

die a happy man,’’ he says. ‘‘That’ll be my next tat­too, the Mus­cle Man Marc from South Park.’’

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