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Jay Manuel Thinks That Marc Jacobs And Tom Ford Would Not Make A Good Power-Gay Couple

Rumors of Marc Jacobs’ dalliance with porn star Harry Louis notwithstanding, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger recently used her prominent position as America’s dating expert to speculate that Marc and Tom Ford would make a great couple.

When we approached America’s Next Top Model coach Jay Manuel to ask if they were a match made in heaven, he took Patti down a notch.

“Oh, no, that wouldn’t work!” Jay said to Queerty at Diet Pepsi Style Studio Fashion Show presented by Simon Doonan at The Box at Lincoln Center. “Tom’s so particular and fussy, and between him and Marc Jacobs, the two of them, such control freaks—it wouldn’t work.”

We asked if Jay was calling Marc messy, and he clarified.

“No, I think Marc is very put together,” said Jay. “He actually used to live in my building, and he always looked great. Tom likes everything totally buttoned up.”

What do you guys think? Could Marc and Tom make it werq?

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  • Mike in Asheville

    Gosh, I thought we were past the “Oh, you’re both gay? You should date” era.


    While Marc Jacobs is a very talented designer and I much prefer his styles over Polo and Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford is a genius in a whole different league than Jacobs.

  • William

    @Mike in Asheville: I agree completely with everything you just said.

    Especially the fact that Tom Ford is on levels we are not even aware of.

  • ggreen

    Power BOTTOMS couple.

  • Timmeeeyyy!!!

    I think the fact that Tom Ford has been in a relationship for over 25 years might be a deal breaker. Hey Evan, why don’t you show some class and do a story about that?

  • Mike in Asheville

    @William: Terry Gross @ Fresh Air/NPR had a truly engaging interview with Colin Firth re: A Single Man, the Tom Ford directed movie of Isherwood’s classic. Firth gives firsthand accounts of Ford’s artistry in motion, including great takes on the clothes/costumes. In another interview, Firth credits Ford for opening a whole new level of artistic view, and credits Ford for the guidance that upped Firth’s acting to the earn his Oscar.

  • newcityspot

    @ggreen: exactly giant penis shaped egos having a swordfight, but 2 confused buttholes trying to find a penis to swallow.

  • timncguy

    “werq”???? Why do gay men insist on spelling everything wrong?

  • heydrichmuller

    I love Jay’s NY house which was featured in Star Mag. recently. It is so beautiful. He has my kind of style….a kind of effortless sophistication that comes with the modernist/minimalist decor. LOVE. IT.

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