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Photo: Instagram/TheMarcJacobs “What a privilege it is to know your heroes,” Marc Jacobs wrote in an Instagram post on Friday morning to announce Bette Middler as the latest face of his Spring-Summer campaign. Judging from the exuberant expression on her face, it seems that the Divine Miss M feels the same way. The famed actress and singer, who was present at the designer’s epic Americana-themed show this past September at the Ziegfeld Theater, was snapped by David Sims (and styled by Katie Grand) wearing an oversized coat featuring a retro print of a woman screaming. This season Middler joins the ranks of Sandra Bernhard and the designer’s new favorite pal Lana Wachowski. “To this day, I still credit Bette Midler (unbeknownst to her) with a large part of my foray into fashion design,” Jacobs continued in his post.
Marc Jacobs. Photo: Getty Images The conundrum of modern culture is this: put people on a pedestal, expect them to do an exceptional job, expect them to be heroes in their field, and when that happens (whether it’s a runway collection or a film or selling a million albums), dig into their personal life. Like it matters. And the work becomes secondary, the closed door activities and attitudes to the forefront.