Genesis P-Orridge Is Bringing The Revolution to Marc Jacobs
As if unveiling the groundbreaking show Try to Altar Everything at the the Rubin Museum last month weren’t enough, now the artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is taking on high fashion alongside Marc Jacobs. The 66-year-old has had a life even the most eccentric among us would fall to the ground in awe of. S/he created a lifelong artistic project called “The Pandrogyne” that saw he/r and her lover, Lady Jaye Breyer, undergo extensive plastic surgery to look like one another (leading to h/er preferred pronouns, s/he and h/er); rocked out in bands like Throbbing Gristle and now Psychic TV; and even released a film, The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye. Simply put, s/he’s one of the most incredible people of all time.
We thought Marc had gone through literally every cool person in his contacts list but the addition of P-Orridge proved us wrong. S/he now joins the ranks of a Marc Militia that includes Sofia Coppola, Beth Ditto, Winona Ryder, Willow Smith, Lady Gaga, Dan “Milk” Donigan, Cher, Bette Midler, Lana Wachowski, and literally so many others that we’re reaching for a cup of water because our mouths are too dry to name them all.
The artist/writer/musician/legend’s inclusion in the Spring/Summer ’16 campaign had us flailing in the office and, from the reception s/he had at Marc’s shoot, we weren’t alone. The Parisian sound engineer slash genius Instagrammer Michel Gaubert joined Marc and Genesis in sharing behind the scenes shots of he/r across their social media accounts yesterday.
That’s somehow not even the best part. Proving that Marc is literally a magnet for badass people, Susan Fucking Sarandon was on hand to drink cocktails and do Susan Sarandon things. It turns out P-Orridge and Sarandon had a mutual friend in Timothy Leary—the father of LSD—before he passed away in 1996. The author and icon invited P-Orridge into his home when s/he was exiled from the UK because of a little misunderstanding about satanic murder rituals (it could happen to anyone!) in the early 1990s. Luckily, the artist won’t have to worry about exile now. He/r visionary life’s work speaks volumes for her newfound embrace of Marc’s cool kids club.
Stay tuned to Milk for Marc’s next surprise campaign star.
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