Profile on Marc Jacobs

8 11 2007


Marc Jacobs was born in New York City April 9, 1963. Marc Jacobs always had fashion in his heart considering he went to the high school of Art and Design instead of general public school like most teenagers.

Shortly after graduating from high school Marc attended Parsons School of design and this is where his career really started to take form. While attending college Marc Jacobs designed his first collection which was commissioned and sold by Barbara Weiser under the label ‘Marc Jacobs for Marc and Barbara’.

While at Parsons Marc received some of the schools highest honors including: The Perry Ellis Gold Thimble award, The Chester Weinberg Gold Thimble, and Design Student of the Year. Following his studies at the Parsons School of Design, he became prominent on the fashion scene when he designed a “grunge” collection for Perry Ellis, leading to his immediate dismissal.

Marc formed his first partnership with Robert Duffy of Ruben Thomas Inc. under the sketchbook label developing a ready-to-wear line for the company. The partnership was called the Jacobs Duffy Designs Inc. and the concept was based on a love for fashion and a commitment to quality and Marc Jacobs still uses this concept in every product he develops to this day. Marc Jacobs is currently the artistic director for Louis Vuitton, a position he took on in 1997.

Quick Facts

  • He released his first Marc Jacobs Label collection backed by Kashiyama in 1986
  • In 1987 he received one of the fashion industry’s highest tributes by being awarded by The Council of Fashion Designers of America A ICFDAI Perry Ellis award for new fashion talent and is one of the youngest to ever receive it since that time.
  • Marc Jacobs is only 44 years old

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