Marc Jacobs

Fashion Designer

Marc Jacobs is a New York-based designer, who is best known for his eponymous label and his tenure as creative director of Louis Vuitton. He began studying at Parsons School of Design in 1981: his gradate collection earned him the school’s Chester Weinberg and Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award, as well as Design Student of the Year. In 1986 he launched his namesake label with Robert Duffy,, earning him a CFDA/Perry Ellis award for New Fashion Talent.

In 1989, Perry Ellis hired Jacobs as creative director. Jacobs' tenure at Perry Ellis culminated with his now-notorious grunge-themed collection, shown in November 1993, one that saw him fired from the brand. That same year he was received the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. Following this win, Jacobs and Duffy launched Marc Jacobs internationally after this event. In 1997, 96% of the company's shareholding was sold to the LMVH group.

In 1997, Marc Jacobs was made creative director at Louis Vuitton, and Jacobs was charged with creating a new ready-to-wear line for the historic luxury luggage house. During his tenure at Louis Vuitton, Jacobs had a number of hugely successful collaborations with artists, including Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami. After 16 years, Jacobs left Louis Vuitton in 2013 to focus on his own label.

In 2001 a diffusion line was launched called Marc by Marc Jacobs, which ran for 14 years before it was discontinued.

In 2018 Marc Jacobs launched another affordable fashion label entitled The Marc Jacobs, which consists of reimagined archive pieces and new collaborations.

Jacobs and Robert Duffy were awarded the Fashion Group International’s Superstar Award in 2013, the first time the award was given to a partnership. Duffy stepped down as CEO in 2015, being succeeded by Sebastian Suhl.

In 2002, Marc Jacobs was given a plaque on the Fashion Walk of Fame in New York's Garment District. Jacobs was awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres for his service to French fashion in 2010. In 2016 he was awarded CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year.

Marc Jacobs is a New York-based designer, who is best known for his eponymous label and his tenure as creative director of Louis Vuitton. He began studying at Parsons School of Design in 1981: his gradate collection earned him the school’s Chester Weinberg and Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award, as well as Design Student of the Year. In 1986 he launched his namesake label with Robert Duffy,, earning him a CFDA/Perry Ellis award for New Fashion Talent.

In 1989, Perry Ellis hired Jacobs as creative director. Jacobs' tenure at Perry Ellis culminated with his now-notorious grunge-themed collection, shown in November 1993, one that saw him fired from the brand. That same year he was received the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. Following this win, Jacobs and Duffy launched Marc Jacobs internationally after this event. In 1997, 96% of the company's shareholding was sold to the LMVH group.

In 1997, Marc Jacobs was made creative director at Louis Vuitton, and Jacobs was charged with creating a new ready-to-wear line for the historic luxury luggage house. During his tenure at Louis Vuitton, Jacobs had a number of hugely successful collaborations with artists, including Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami. After 16 years, Jacobs left Louis Vuitton in 2013 to focus on his own label.

In 2001 a diffusion line was launched called Marc by Marc Jacobs, which ran for 14 years before it was discontinued.

In 2018 Marc Jacobs launched another affordable fashion label entitled The Marc Jacobs, which consists of reimagined archive pieces and new collaborations.

Jacobs and Robert Duffy were awarded the Fashion Group International’s Superstar Award in 2013, the first time the award was given to a partnership. Duffy stepped down as CEO in 2015, being succeeded by Sebastian Suhl.

In 2002, Marc Jacobs was given a plaque on the Fashion Walk of Fame in New York's Garment District. Jacobs was awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres for his service to French fashion in 2010. In 2016 he was awarded CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year.

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