Designer Marc Jacobs has been stealing my ideas, my style, my photos and my concepts for five years. My unique fashion designs have enticed Marc to reproduce my creations across the brands he has his hand in.
He wants to be the most powerful person in the fashion world by using my ideas without my permission.
Jacobs wants to hide me and the fact that he has been using MY ideas from the fashion industry. Since he discovered that my uniques style sells well, he plans to carry on hiding me and stealing my ideas as long as possible.
This has been going on for almost 6 years. So this year I decided to start my blog about my story to let the truth be known by everyone and to finally force Marc to leave me alone. Just because he is rich and famous does not give the right to trample on an innocent young girl.
This is a video with me:
How does he even know about Angel Barta?
It started at the beginning of 2008, when I was only sixteen years old.
I met Marc Jacobs at a gym in Paris. He noticed how special my style was from the moment we first met. He invited me to his Louis Vuitton fashion show and the dinner after. He has been stalking me since then.
He promised he would make the biggest top model out of me, saying he could sell anything with my face. He said I was the first woman he fell in love with (!). He enticed me with me talk of love, marriage, kids and a top-model career. I believed his every word! While I didn’t want to be a model, but a fashion designer, I couldn’t help but be seduced by the promises of such a powerful fashion designer.
Sitting 2nd row at the Louis Vuitton show with Marc's best friend and trainer, Easy
with Marc's other best friend: Niko
Niko with Lorenzo Martone Niko with Marc Jacobs
In the summer of 2008 Marc invited me to his office. He did a private casting, only for me, and he took my measurements personally. This is almost unheard of in the fashion world, so again, I thought it was evidence of his intentions for me.
This meeting at his office was mentioned in New Yorker Magazine’s September 2008 edition. Click here, to read the article.
For two years we spoke for hours a day, every day. Jacobs wanted to know everything about me. He became obsessed with my personality and the unique style I represent. Katie Grand (stylist at many big brand, Marc's best friend) said in an interview that the design team had to listen to MY Cher compilation CD for 2 weeks while they were designing the LV collections. Marc was wearing high heels and a dress and walking around the room acting like he was Angel Barta!! That is obsession.
Jacobs said my energy was vital for him. He told me he needed me because with my talent he could be the new Picasso. He said he would write his name on fashion history with golden letters! He copied my photos in his campaigns and replaced his long-time photographers with MY favorite photographer Steven Meisel. Since 2008 Meisel has shot all of his Louis Vuitton campaigns.
Jacobs copied my style without my permission for his fashion shows: Louis Vuitton Spring 2009, Marc Jacobs Spring 2009, Louis Vuitton Fall 2009, Marc Jacobs Fall 2009. Each was a huge success! Jacobs became addicted to the success my fashion brought him.
He told me he loved me. He said the next time he designed he would tell the fashion world about the role of my designs in his work. He told me he would make the biggest fashion designer out of me and we would work together officially. I believed that he would enable me to work in the fashion industry. I’ve never received anything for my ideas but nice words and empty promises.
A few examples on how Jacobs copied my ideas for his own line.
He copied my photos once for Dior and once for the Marc Jacobs campaign
Jacobs kept torturing me by saying he loved me, sending me love messages, poems, he wrote love songs and asked famous singers to sing them. He made singers (i.e. Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Taylor Swift) wear the clothes he designed based on my stuff.
|Lady Gaga with Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs with Angel Barta|
After several seasons of this, I realized that MJ was just using my talent for his own success. I noticed that he hacked my cell phone. He read all my text messages, emails, and he was even checking my Facebook account! He contacted my friends from fake accounts and sent them perverse messages.
By the end of 2009, I recognized that he had never loved me. I told Marc:
"I am deeply disappointed. You lied to me! You only wanted my ideas for your own success. You knew it from the beginning that you would never help me. You’d already planned that you would only fool me and use my talent and hide me from the fashion world… so no one would know that your successful collections were MY ideas, that the style originally came from me! I never want to talk to you again! I will not give you my ideas anymore! Forget me … forever!!!!"
So from 2010, I consciously withheld my ideas from him.
I wanted to cut him out of my life. He kept calling me, texting me, but I never answered. I stopped giving him photos. I wanted to forget him, but he refused to leave me alone. He wrote me every day, saying he would KILL HIMSELF if I didn't answer!
Jacobs did not want to let me or my ideas go. He did not accept the fact that I wanted to break up with him. He became more and more obsessed with me and did many crazy and cruel things to steal my ideas and keep me a secret. He is afraid of my talent being seen for what it really is: MINE. He doesn't want me the fashion world to know about me so he’ll do anything to hide me.
Here’s where it gets radical. He still stalks me. He has hired people to follow me all day and take photos and videos of me for him. This way he can continue copying whatever I wear. Marc Jacobs started to make fashion videos, copying my life, my memories, my moments. The models have to act and pose the way I do. They have to copy my every move.
He copies every single detail of my photos. If I post a photo online, he exhausts it in his own designs. He takes one aspect of my photo for this shoot, then another aspect for that shoot, then another for a brand campaign, then yet another aspect for a layout, etc.
I design and make clothes. My photographer and I choose unique settings to showcase my work. Jacobs copies everything about my photos: the concept, the background, the colors, the pose, the mood, and worst of all, the very outfits I’ve designed!
I was silent for five years. I believed he would either own up to his copycatting or forget about me and let me live my life. Unfortunately, he has done neither. He became more and more obsessed with me and the success my ideas brought him, so he did some crazy things.
A couple of months ago I started spreading the truth about Marc Jacobs on the internet, via this blog. By the end of 2013, more than 555,000 people have been exposed to the truth.
Obviously, Jacobs and his friends want me to shut up and accept the fact that they are exploiting my talent. While they enjoy the success of my work, I am completely ignored by (and outcast from) the fashion world.
Here is a video where I talk about Paris and my feelings on the first day of a trip. I had just arrived to Paris and had already sent his people after me.
I made this video in the summer of 2012. I was wearing my own design: a striped Angel Barta dress. That summer, polka dots were the must-have trend. Guess what! Only two months later Jacobs designed a collection full of stripes… every single outfit was striped!
That day I was wearing a wide belt with glitter, so in October 2010, Jacobs copied my idea for Louis Vuitton. Almost every model on the catwalk was wearing the same type of glittery belt with colorful tops.
Marc Jacobs, the Manipulator
Marc Jacobs is a manipulator, a control-freak, a puppet master. He wants to control everyone in the public eye. He controls Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Terry Richardson, Kanye West and more.
Jacobs controls many celebrities. His latest and most visible right now: Miley Cyrus. The shocking VMA performance of Miley Cyrus was the idea of Marc Jacobs. His best buddy, Terry Richardson, directed her new nude video clip. Click here for details.
Miley Cyus is the face of Marc Jacobs Spring 2014
Kanye West, one of Jacobs’s pals, has stolen a Hungarian song recently. Hungarian brand, Omega is going to sue Kanye for using their music without permission… such behavior exhibited and condoned by one Marc Jacobs. Lie with dogs and you’ll get fleas, Kanye.
The music "Gyöngyhajú Lány" (translated as The Girl with Pearly Hair) by Hungarian band, Omega, in 1969. Many listeners have identified the sample used towards the end of the new track that Kanye West premiered on (almost) 66 buildings and Saturday Night Live this year. Kóbor János, a singer of Omega, claimed he plans to sue Kanye for sampling Gyönyhajú Lány (The organs from New Slaves) and not crediting them. He already hired an international lawyer to start the proceedings. They can't sue Kanye yet because it was only played on walls and on SNL and it's not official, but if it makes it to the album, Kóbor promised he will step in the ring. Click here to listen to both songs.
|Kanye West with Marc Jacobs|
|Marc Jacobs at the MET Gala and at the opening of the Louis Vuitton exhibition|
Kanye and Marc Jacobs are thick as thieves. They even collaborated when Kanye designed trainers for Louis Vuitton. He flies all the way to Paris to watch every MJ show from the front row seat given him by the devil himself. He even sings the songs Marc asks him to. You remember Runaway by Kanye? It was Jacobs’s idea, even the clip fulfilled his fantasy.
Jacobs used his manipulation skills to persuade Kanye to steal that Hungarian song and convinced him he wouldn’t be caught because he hasn’t been caught for stealing from me.
Jacobs wants to control everything and everyone. He’d love to get his puppeteer hands on even more celebrities. He has friends and former colleagues working at almost every big fashion brand in the world. He is able to present my ideas to Stella McCartney, Dior, Nina Ricci, Chanel, Prada, Ungaro, Balenciaga, Dsquared, and Dolce&Gabbana with the help of his friends (namely Katie Grand, Camille Micheli, Nicholas Ghesquiére, Peter Copping, and the like) and have them accepted and praised as his own. To his delight, to his success… and to my horror.
|Rachel Zoe with Marc Jacobs|
Rachel Zoe, famous stylist from Hollywood, dresses the stars in Marc's clothes.
Eighteen-year-old Lily McMenamy had to walk topless on Jacobs’s latest fashion show in New York. She said Marc told her how to hold her breasts in one hand. The night before the fashion show Marc did not let her go home from his office until 2am. (They were practicing 'the topless show walk' together)
Read my article with details: If you want to walk the Marc Jacobs runway, all you have to do is to satisfy his perverse fantasies.
Read my article with details: If you want to walk the Marc Jacobs runway, all you have to do is to satisfy his perverse fantasies.
|Marc Jacobs with Kirsten, Lily's mother|
Marc cunningly appoints his friends and former colleagues to high positions at many different fashion brands, making sure he has a tool to use at each influential company.
Take Camille Micheli, of Dior. She used to work at the PR Louis Vuitton, with Marc Jacobs for more than 10 years, before MJ got her a cushy " Creative- Jewelry Director" job at Dior in 2009.
|Marc Jacobs with his supporter Camille Micheli|
Or Peter Copping, currently with Nina Ricci. He was Jacobs’s right-hand-man for 10 years at LV before he got the creative director job at Nina Ricci in 2009, thanks to MJ.
Or Nicolas Ghesquiére, who was appointed the new creative director of Louis Vuitton in 2013. He replaced his friend, Marc Jacobs. Jacobs isn’t that far out of the picture, though, as Ghesquiére is also one of his puppets. Ghesquiére used to work for Balenciaga. Katie Grand and Camille Miceli usually sit front row at Balenciaga (although they both work for LVMH). They have connections there so Marc is able to secretly control Balenciaga through his undercover people. For more on this, click here.
|Camille Micheli with Katie Grand |
sitting at the BALENCIAGA show
Marc Jacobs's main supporter: Katie Grand
Katie Grand supports Marc in his cruel game against me. She works for many big brands and influences fashion magazines. She is the editor of LOVE and POP Magazines. Jacobs can copy my ideas and, with her help, spread them all over the fashion world. With Katie Grand, he copies my ideas not just for Louis Vuitton but also for Balenciaga, Prada, Miu Miu, Giles, Ungaro, Versace, Dolce&Gabbana, and more.
He dictates who will become top models, he decides who will be the next IT girl, who will be in most of the campaigns… not just in his own ads, but in nearly every brand. Puppet master!
|Miuccia Prada with Marc Jacobs.|
A few examples on how Jacobs copied my ideas
for Prada and Miu Miu...
|Marc Jacobs and Katie Grand wearing the latest PRADA mink coat.|
Marc Jacobs "the soul-terrorist" (for spite)
Marc Jacobs does not want me to have the energy to let the truth out so that people will know that all of his creations were originally my ideas. He designs my style, my soul, everything that is me!
I wrote a 500-page book about the first two years of my relationship with Marc Jacobs. The title is "The Secret Love Affair in Paris." I was hoping MJ would leave me alone after reading my book. I wrote honestly about my dreams, wishes and feelings.
Jacobs used the information in my book against me, in true Jacobs style.
He gave all my specific dreams to other models from my country in order to break me. Jacobs's cohort, Katie Grand, cast Hungarian girls in all her key shows and shoots. For example, a Hungarian model, Vanessa, has been the face of Prada for 3 seasons already, this is the first time anyone has had such long Prada contract.
The models have to dress up in MY style and copy me and my poses in their editorials. Everywhere I look I must face the photos he’s copied. I see my ideas in magazines, in campaigns, and on the streets.
Here is my video in front of the Louis Vuitton tent during Paris’s Fashion Week. This is what I feel every season before his shows, knowing that the models are inside fitting the clothes that were originally my ideas... and I… I have to wait outside...unwelcome to shows ripped from my imagination.
Here are a few more examples. Each model featured in these editorials is Hungarian. Jacobs cast them in hopes of retaliating against me. They had to copy me in the photos, of course. Before meeting me, Jacobs never favored Hungarian models (if he’d even ever been to Hungary).
The Hungarian model is wearing Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and Prada outfits.(designed by MJ)
Marc is more than pleased to show me how other girls easily get success in the fashion world through him, meanwhile he isolates me from the fashion industry.
To read more details on how he pressured me with the Hungarian models, click here.
Why is Marc Jacobs torturing Angel Barta?
Jacobs is obsessed with the success that he earned by using my ideas. He does ANYTHING to steal my ideas. He stalks and tortures me because he wants me to give up my goal of becoming a recognized fashion designer.
He wants to exhaust me, break me… end me.
He can't stand the fact that I refused to do the humiliating things he asked me to. (He asked me to do many disgusting things in order to be a model.)
Marc Jacobs the sex addicted Porn Baron
|A topless model drinking Mojito during the fitting at Marc's studio|
Marc Jacobs made his acting debut in a new film "Disconnect." He plays Harvey, a character he describes as 'sleazy' who lures underage kids off the street with the promise of shelter and income, for web-chat porn and prostitution. (Sounds eerily familiar to me…)
'In the end, I’m really not a bad character. I’m actually the one who is protecting them in a way. I’ve taken them off the streets and they don’t get harmed. They’re doing something that is virtual, though they are talking about sex. But you can look at it two ways,' he explained. (text via dailymail)
His role in the movie is so ironic considering Marc Jacobs’s perverted online behavior in real life, too. In my 2010 book, I told all about how much he loves cybersex and about the many sexual messages he sent me for years. He has been harassing me since I was sixteen years old. Jacobs is playing himself in the movie ... his truly perverse alter ego.
Watch Marc Jacobs ask a 15 year old kid if he "jerks off" in new Disconnect clip to get an idea of his true character.
Pretending he’s gay has gotten him publicity (his favorite thing), but look closer.
Why is new model Cara Delenvigne everywhere lately? Delevingne’s rise to modeling stardom can be tracked back to Marc Jacobs’s puppet, Katie Grand, who frequently puts Delevingne in (and even on the cover of) her magazine, LOVE.
Cara Delevingne with Marc Jacobs Kate Moss with Marc Jacobs
Kate Moss with Marc Jacobs
Kate Moss (the other woman who is so passionately French kissing Jacobs) is on the cover of the same issue of LOVE Magazine. It was Jacobs's idea to launch the LOVE Magazine and he (not-surprisingly) put Katie Grand as editor in chief. The models featured in the magazine have to execute all of his perverse fantasies in the editorials.
In my other article, "Marc Jacobs is obsessed with women," it seems that he is not really gay.
What does Marc Jacobs think about my articles where I expose his dark side?
Marc Jacobs sent me a life-threatening message.
I ask everyone who comprehends the magnitude of his deception to help me by sharing my story on Facebook, Twitter, wherever. Please let the truth be known!
Please share this link: http://styleangelique.blogspot.com/
I'd like to have a life without Marc Jacobs stalking me at every turn!
Here you can read a few pages from my book "The Secret Love Affair in Paris."
For more details, read my other articles on this blog:
2013 June: Marc Jacobs's power at many fashion houses such as Balenciaga, Nina Ricci, Ungaro, Saint Laurent and his undercover men at all those brands.
MJ' latest sick suicide-themed editorial and the banned Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs campaign.
2013 November: Miley Cyrus, Terry Richardson, Lady Gaga and more stars controlled by Jacobs.
You can check my lookbook, with some of my creations on: angelbarta.com
Marc Jacobs is obsessed with women, it seems that he is not gay really. He supports the Hungarian models, click here
Jacobs gives ideas for Dsquared also. Read the details here
Sofia Coppola copied my photos for the Miss Dior Cherie Campaign, check the photos here
Kanye West recently stole a 40 years old Hungarian song. Marc Jacobs asked him to do so. Listen to the songs and read the details