As a download of the epic animated TV series South Park would suggest, years ago the show immortalized designer Marc Jacobs by referring to him as “Muscle Man Marc” in one of its installments.
Today, it’s pay-back time for Marc Jocabs, who with a lot of difficulty, has come up with designer casual apparel based on the show’s characters.
The tribute comes for the Comedy Central troupe, and is expected to benefit New York University’s Melanoma Cooperative Group.
The t-shirts feature the animated trio of characters that comprise Randy Marsh, Butters Stotch and Eric Cartman.
“Protect Your Largest Organ” is what is being printed underneath the character prints ion these tees.
Robert Duffy, the president of Marc Jacobs obtained a T-shirt collaboration with the show, and admits that the creators, Trey parker and Matt Stone are very fussy about collaborations. They are so protective of their show’s brand that Duffy had to keep them involved in the entire process for insights into whatever Marc Jacob was up to.
Duffy adds on that they had to even inform Parker and Stone about the shades of the t-shirts and the thickness of the print on the silk screen.
Marc, the brand also wanted to use the character of Kenny for their t-shirt collection, but in no way did Parker and Stone allow it to. They possess veto powers that they can use in the interest of simply safeguarding their brand.
So Duff’s desire to witness Kenny without his coat will remain unfulfilled for the moment.
These t-shirts are being sold at $35 each online and at Marc by Marc Jacobs line of boutiques.
Hence, South Park characters will now be worn across the nation, and maybe all over the world. An apt payback from the designer brand for sure.