Marc Jacobs

  • Born April 9, 1963

    Born April 9, 1963
    He was born into a Jewish family in New York City.
  • First Job

    First Job
    Jacobs worked as a stockboy at Charivari, an avant-garde clothing boutique in New York City.
  • Awards

    During his tenure at Parsons, Jacobs won the Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award in 1984
  • More Awards

    More Awards
    In the same year he won the Chester Weinberg Gold Thimble Award and the Design Student of the Year Award.
  • Marc Jacobs Label

    Marc Jacobs Label
    In 1986, Jacobs designed his first collection bearing the Marc Jacobs label.
  • Perri Ellis

    Perri Ellis
    Jacobs began to design at Perry Ellis after its founder had died.
  • Awards

    In 1992, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, once again bestowed Jacobs with a great honor: The Women's Designer of the Year Award.
  • Prominent on the Fashion Scene

    Prominent on the Fashion Scene
    He designed a "grunge" collection for Perry Ellis, leading to his dismissal in 1993.
  • Menswear

    He produced his first full collection of menswear.
  • Louis Vuitton

    He created the company's first ready-to-wear line.
  • Perfume

    He started a new line of body splash fragrances in affordable huge 10 oz. bottles. They have become more and more popular during the recent years.
  • Plagiarism

    Marc was accused of plagiarising a scarf from a 1950 Swedish Designer. They settled on the issue.
  • Powerful Gay Man

    Powerful Gay Man
    Jacobs was ranked 15th on Out magazine's annual list of "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America".
  • Marc Sued Ed Hardy

    Marc Sued Ed Hardy
    Jacobs sued Ed Hardy for infringing on the designs of one of his embroidered handbags.
  • Creative Director

    Creative Director
    Jacobs remains the Creative Director for Louis Vuitton.
  • 2009

    Jacobs launched a shirt, sold at his stores, demanding the legalization of gay marriage.