Marc Jacobs (born April 9, 1963) is an American fashion designer and the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as the diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs. Jacobs is currently the Creative Director of the French design house Louis Vuitton. And I love him for it. Seriously, if he weren't openly gay, I wouldn't be here in my room typing this right now. I'd be stalking him all over town to his home and begging him to date me. <3 (MARC! Call me! lol jk. or am i?? O_____o)
Marc Jacobs was born to a Jewish family in NYC. He grew up in New Jersey with his mother, sister, and younger brother, and attended Teaneck High School but also attended and graduated from the New York High School of Art and Design. At fifteen, Jacobs worked as a stockboy at Charivari, an avant-garde clothing boutique in New York City. He later attended The New School, studying at the university's art and design division; he was also captain of the ballet team.Jacobs also studied at Parsons. During his tenure at Parsons, Jacobs won the Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award in 1984, and in the same year was also awarded the Chester Weinberg Gold Thimble Award and the Design Student of the Year Award.While at Parsons, Jacobs sold his first line of knit sweaters. He also designed his first collection for Reuben Thomas, Inc., under the Sketchbook label. Subsequent to his studies at Parsons, Jacobs began to design at Perry Ellis after its founder had died. Jacobs became permanent on the fashion scene when he designed a grunge collection for Perry Ellis, leading to his dismissal in 1993, With Robert Duffy, Jacobs' creative collaborator, and business partner since the mid-80s, he formed Jacobs Duffy Designs Inc., which continues to this day. Duffy also remains Jacobs' best friend and confidant, Duffy told Sally Singer in a 2008 interview for 032c magazine. In 1986, backed by Onward Kashiyama USA, Inc., Jacobs designed his first collection bearing the Marc Jacobs label. In 1987, Jacobs was the youngest designer to have ever been awarded the fashion industry's highest tribute, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent.
Jacobs and Duffy joined the women's design unit of Tristan Russo in 1989 as Vice President and President, respectively. In addition, Jacobs oversaw the design of the various women's licensees. 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. In the same year, Duffy said in his 032c interview, he and Jacobs were fired from Perry Ellis after producing an uber-grunge collection. In 1994 he produced his first full collection of menswear.
Jacobs is a prominent fixture in the New York City celebrity scene, having become something of a celebrity himself. The audience for his fashion shows typically includes celebrities like Kim Gordon and VIncent Gallo. Most of his collections make references to the fashions of past decades from the forties to the eighties. Disputing the claim by the designer Oscar De La Renta (Beauteous bridal gowns) that Jacobs is a mere copyist, The New York Times critic Guy Trebay has written "unlike the many brand-name designers who promote the illusion that their output results from a single prodigious creativity, Mr. Jacobs makes no pretense that fashion emerges full blown from the head of one solitary genius". Explaining his clothes, Jacobs has said "what I prefer is that even if someone feels hedonistic, they don't look it. Curiosity about sex is much more interesting to me than domination. ... My clothes are not hot. Never. Never."
In May 2009, Jacobs hosted the 'Model and Muse' themed Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York with Kate Moss, another of my instant fashion muses.
In April 2010, Marc Jacobs was chosen to be among Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. (SOOOOO HOT.)
In recent years, the Marc Jacobs brand has increased the number of boutiques and direct point of service locations. This is evident in the signature list of cities featured in the company's print advertisements (although such adverts do not provide an entirely accurate or exhaustive survey of the brand's retail operations). Some of these branded showrooms present only a certain portion of the company's several brands (The Marc Jacobs Collection, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Little Marc, a children's line). A number of branded boutiques, for instance, feature only the Marc by Marc Jacobs product line. As of May 2008, Marc Jacobs boutiques in the United States include multiple locations in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, as well as shops in Boston, Bal Harbour, Las Vegas, Guam, Chicago, Savannah, and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Worldwide, other such stand-alone stores are found in Europe (Paris, London, Madrid, Copenhagen and Moscow), the Middle East (Beirut, Riyadh, Dubai, Kuwait, and Doha), across Japan (multiple locations in Tokyo and Osaka, as well as Kyoto, Kobe, Nagoya, Sendai, Shizuoka, Nagano, Chiba, Matsuyama, and Tottori), Korea (multiple locations in Seoul) and elsewhere in Asia (multiple locations in Hong Kong and Taipei, as well as Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, and Bangkok). The various ready-to-wear and accessory collections are also widely available at leading department stores around the globe.
In February 2008, Jacobs was accused of plaigarism. It was revealed that a scarf from his collection had exactly the same design as a scarf created in the 1950s by Swedish designer Gösta Olofsson, after Esquire writer Rob Millan discovered the scarf's use in a print ad and reported the allegation in the January 2008 issue. In early March, Göran Olofsson, the son of Gösta Olofsson, and Jacobs settled on the issue through monetary compensation. In 2009, Jacobs launched a shirt, sold at his stores, demanding the legalization of gay marriage. In February 2010, Jacobs sued Ed Hardy for infringing on the designs of one of his embroidered handbags.
In 2006, he started a new line of body splash fragrances in affordable huge 10 oz. bottles which are distributed by Coty. First only being sold in perfume boutiques, they have become more and more popular during the recent years.
In 2009, Jacobs was ranked 15th on Out magazine's annual list of "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America". We bloggers call that: fashionpwnage.
Jacobs, who is openly gay (~Phooey.) was in a four relationship with styilist Jason Preston & was in a relationship with advertising executive Lorenzo Martone. In March 2009, Women's Wear Daily reported that the pair was engaged after a year of dating. In July 2009, the couple held their wedding in Provincetown, Mass. . Although they considered themselves a married couple, their marriage was not legally official until later that year. On July 23, 2010, Jacobs told Vogue.co.uk: "No I am not getting married." And on July 24, Lorenzo announced via Twitter that he and Jacobs had not been together for two months.
So that is the life and career of the best designer is the world (my personal opinion.) I love you Marc.....and to commemorate his SMASHING SUCCESS here are a few photos..
(Read his chest.....hehe ^.-)
HOPE YOU LIKED IT!!! <3