Marc Jacobs
Overview
Marc Jacobs is an American
Americans
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 fashion design
Fashion design
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er. He is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line
Diffusion line
A diffusion line is a modestly priced line of merchandise created by a high-end designer that retails at more moderate prices. These ranges are separate from a fashion house's "signature line" or principal artistic line that typically retails at much higher prices.Diffusion products may be on sale...

, with more than 200 retail stores in 60 countries. He has been the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Malletier – commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton , or shortened to LV – is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label is well known for its LV monogram, which is featured on most products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes,...

 since 1997. Jacobs is on Time Magazine's
Time (magazine)
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"2010 Time 100
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" list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and ranked 12th on Out Magazine's
Out (magazine)
Out is a popular gay and lesbian fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle magazine, with the highest circulation of any gay monthly publication in the United States. It carries itself in a similar editorial manner to Details, Esquire, and GQ. Out was published by PlanetOut Inc...

2011 list of "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America".
Quotations

Clothes to me aren’t sexy. Like, a dress isn’t sexy. Maybe the girl who wears it is sexy.

Encyclopedia
Marc Jacobs is an American
Americans
The people of the United States, also known as simply Americans or American people, are the inhabitants or citizens of the United States. The United States is a multi-ethnic nation, home to people of different ethnic and national backgrounds...

 fashion design
Fashion design
Fashion design is the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social latitudes, and has varied over time and place. Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories....

er. He is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line
Diffusion line
A diffusion line is a modestly priced line of merchandise created by a high-end designer that retails at more moderate prices. These ranges are separate from a fashion house's "signature line" or principal artistic line that typically retails at much higher prices.Diffusion products may be on sale...

, with more than 200 retail stores in 60 countries. He has been the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Malletier – commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton , or shortened to LV – is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label is well known for its LV monogram, which is featured on most products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes,...

 since 1997. Jacobs is on Time Magazine's
Time (magazine)
Time is an American news magazine. A European edition is published from London. Time Europe covers the Middle East, Africa and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition is based in Hong Kong...

"2010 Time 100
Time 100
Time 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, as assembled by Time. First published in 1999 as a result of a debate among several academics, the list has become an annual event.-History and format:...

" list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and ranked 12th on Out Magazine's
Out (magazine)
Out is a popular gay and lesbian fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle magazine, with the highest circulation of any gay monthly publication in the United States. It carries itself in a similar editorial manner to Details, Esquire, and GQ. Out was published by PlanetOut Inc...

2011 list of "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America". He is perhaps best known as the designer of Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
Steven Paul Jobs was an American businessman and inventor widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc...

' rimless eyeglasses
Rimless eyeglasses
Rimless eyeglasses, are a type of eyeglasses in which the lenses are mounted directly to the bridge and/or temples by way of a series of screws, rather than the lenses being secured inside of frames which encircle the lens...

, which became a sought-after item following Jobs' death in 2011 and sold out in stores around the world. This is incorrect, the designer of Steve Jobs' glasses is Robert Marc not Marc Jacobs.

Early life and education

Marc Jacobs was born to a non-observant
Secular Jewish culture
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 Jewish
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 family in New York City
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. When he was seven, his father, an agent at the William Morris agency
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, died. His mother, who remarried three times, was “mentally ill” and “didn’t really take care of her kids”, according to Jacobs. As a teenager, he went to live with his paternal grandmother on the Upper West Side
Upper West Side
The Upper West Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River and between West 59th Street and West 125th Street...

, in an apartment in the Majestic on Central Park West.

He graduated from the High School of Art and Design
High School of Art and Design
The High School of Art and Design is a Career and Technical Education high school located at 1075 Second Avenue, between 56th and 57th Streets in Manhattan, New York City, New York.It is operated by the New York City Department of Education...

 in 1981 and studied at the Parsons School of Design
Parsons The New School for Design
Parsons The New School For Design, known colloquially as Parsons, is the art and design college of The New School university. It is located in New York City's Greenwich Village, and has produced artists and designers such as Marc Jacobs, Dean and Dan Caten, Norman Rockwell, Donna Karan, Jane...

 in New York. During his time 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.

Career

At age fifteen, Jacobs worked as a stockboy at Charivari, a now-defunct avant-garde clothing boutique in New York City. While still at Parsons, Jacobs designed and sold his first line of hand-knit sweaters. He also designed his first collection for Reuben Thomas, Inc., under the Sketchbook label.

With Robert Duffy, Jacobs' creative collaborator, and business partner since the mid-1980s, he formed Jacobs Duffy Designs Inc., which continues to this day. In a 2008 interview for 032c
032c
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, Duffy indicated that he remains Jacobs's best friend and confidant.

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
Council of Fashion Designers of America
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. is a not-for-profit trade association of over 350 of America’s foremost fashion and accessory designers. As of 2009, Diane von Fürstenberg is the group's President and Steven Kolb is the Executive Director...

's Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent.

In 1988, Jacobs and Duffy joined the women's design unit of Perry Ellis
Perry Ellis (brand)
Perry Ellis is a clothing brand owned by Perry Ellis International and founded by designer Perry Ellis.-History:After finding praise for his previous women's sportswear line, called Portfolio, Perry Ellis, together with his parent company The Vera Companies', founded his own fashion house, Perry...

 after its founder, Perry Ellis
Perry Ellis
Perry Ellis was an American fashion designer who founded a sportswear house in the mid-1970s.-The rise of Perry Ellis:...

, had died 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
Council of Fashion Designers of America
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. is a not-for-profit trade association of over 350 of America’s foremost fashion and accessory designers. As of 2009, Diane von Fürstenberg is the group's President and Steven Kolb is the Executive Director...

 awarded Jacobs with The Women's Designer of the Year Award. In the same year, he designed a "grunge" collection for Perry Ellis, leading to his dismissal.

In the fall of 1993, Jacobs Duffy Designs Inc. launched their own licensing and design company: Marc Jacobs International Company, L.P.

In 1994, Jacobs produced his first full collection of menswear.

In 1997, Jacobs was appointed Louis Vuitton's creative director, where he created the company's first ready-to-wear
Ready-to-wear
Ready-to-wear or prêt-à-porter is the term for factory-made clothing, sold in finished condition, in standardized sizes, as distinct from made to measure or bespoke clothing tailored to a particular person's frame. Off-the-peg is sometimes used for items which are not clothing.Ready-to-wear has...

 clothing line. Jacobs has collaborated with many popular artists for his Louis Vuitton collections, including Stephen Sprouse
Stephen Sprouse
Stephen Sprouse was a fashion designer and artist credited with pioneering the 1980s mix of "uptown sophistication in clothing with a downtown punk and pop sensibility" .-Career:...

, Takashi Murakami
Takashi Murakami
is an internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist. He works in fine arts media—such as painting and sculpture—as well as what is conventionally considered commercial media —fashion, merchandise, and animation— and is known for blurring the line between high and low art...

 and most recently American artist Richard Prince
Richard Prince
Richard Prince is an American painter and photographer. Prince began appropriating photographs in 1975...

 and rapper Kanye West
Kanye West
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and...

,

In the spring of 2001, Jacobs introduced his secondary line, Marc by Marc Jacobs.
In 2006, Jacobs started a new line of body-splash fragrances in affordable huge ten-ounce bottles which are distributed by Coty
Coty, Inc.
Coty, Inc. is the world's largest fragrance company, founded in 1904. It is also a beauty products manufacturer whose main businesses are fragrances , followed by color cosmetics , toiletries and skin care...

. First only being sold in perfume boutiques, they have become more and more popular during the recent years.

In 2007 filmmaker Loïc Prigent made a documentary film about Jacobs called Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton.

In February 2008, Jacobs was accused of plagiarizing
Plagiarism
Plagiarism is defined in dictionaries as the "wrongful appropriation," "close imitation," or "purloining and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions," and the representation of them as one's own original work, but the notion remains problematic with nebulous...

 a scarf
Scarf
A scarf is a piece of fabric worn around the neck, or near the head or around the waist for warmth, cleanliness, fashion or for religious reasons. They can come in a variety of different colours.-History:...

 design created in the 1950s by Swedish designer Gösta Olofsson. Jacobs settled the matter by offering monetary compensation to Olofsson’s son.

In 2009, Jacobs launched a shirt, sold at his stores, demanding the legalization of gay marriage.

In May 2009, Jacobs co-hosted, with fashion model
Model (person)
A model , sometimes called a mannequin, is a person who is employed to display, advertise and promote commercial products or to serve as a subject of works of art....

 Kate Moss
Kate Moss
Kate Moss is an English model. Moss is known for her waifish figure and popularising the heroin chic look in the 1990s. She is also known for her controversial private life, high profile relationships, party lifestyle, and drug use. Moss changed the look of modelling and started a global debate on...

, a "model and muse"-themed gala for the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a renowned art museum in New York City. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is one of the...

's Costume Institute.

In February 2010, Jacobs sued Ed Hardy for infringing on the designs of one of his embroidered handbags.
In the course of the Mercedes-Benz
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 Fashion Week
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 Berlin
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 in July 2011 Jacobs was the patron of the young talent award “Designer for Tomorrow by Peek & Cloppenburg
Peek & Cloppenburg
Peek & Cloppenburg is an international chain of fashion department stores. The chain is made up of two separate groups, Peek & Cloppenburg KG Düsseldorf and Peek & Cloppenburg KG Hamburg which operate independently from each other.-History:In 1869, Johann Theodor Peek and Heinrich Anton Adolph...

”. The five finalists were selected by Jacob and the juryboard and received a personal coaching by Jacobs. The juryboard and Jacobs appointed the winner of 2011 during the DfT award show.

In August 2011, it was reported that Jacobs may succeed John Galliano
John Galliano
John Charles Galliano CBE, RDI is a Gibraltan-born British fashion designer who was best known as head designer of French haute couture houses Givenchy and Christian Dior , and his own self titled fashion house.-Family:He was born in Gibraltar to a Gibraltarian father, Juan Galliano, and a...

 as creative director of Christian Dior.

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
Kim Gordon
Kim Althea Gordon is an American musician, vocalist, artist, record producer, video director and actress. She has sung and played bass and guitar in the alternative rock band Sonic Youth, and in Free Kitten with Julia Cafritz...

 and Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
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. Most of his collections make references to the fashions of past decades from the 1940s to the 1980s. Disputing the claim by the designer Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta is one of the world's leading fashion designers. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1973.-Career:...

 that Jacobs is a mere copyist, Guy Trebay, a critic for The New York Times
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, 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."

Eponymous company

In summer 2011, there were 239 Marc Jacobs retail stores in 60 countries. Some of them 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). The various ready-to-wear and accessory collections are also widely available at department stores around the globe.

As of May 2008, Marc Jacobs boutiques in the U.S. included multiple locations in New York City as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles
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, California
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. Other U.S. locations include:
  • Boston
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    , Massachusetts
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  • Bal Harbour
    Bal Harbour, Florida
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    , Florida
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  • Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    , Nevada
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  • North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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  • Guam
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  • Chicago
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    , Illinois
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  • Savannah
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    , Georgia
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  • Provincetown
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    , Massachusetts
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Worldwide, other such stand-alone stores are found in:
Europe
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  • Copenhagen
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    , Denmark
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  • London
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    , England
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  • Madrid
    Madrid
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    , Spain
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  • Moscow
    Moscow
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    , Russia
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  • Paris
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    , France
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Middle East
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  • Beirut
    Beirut
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    , Lebanon
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  • Doha
    Doha
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    , Qatar
    Qatar
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  • Dubai
    Dubai
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  • Kuwait
    Kuwait
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  • Riyadh
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    , Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Arabia
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Far East
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apan]

  • Chiba
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  • Kobe
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    , pronounced , is the fifth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, approximately west of Osaka...

  • Kyoto
    Kyoto
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  • Matsuyama

  • Nagano
  • Nagoya
  • Osaka
    Osaka
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     (multiple locations)
  • Sendai

  • Shizuoka
  • Tokyo
    Tokyo
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     (multiple locations)
  • Tottori
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Other Asia
  • Seoul
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    , Korea
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     (multiple locations)
  • Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
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     (multiple locations)
  • Taipei
    Taipei
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    , Taiwan
    Taiwan
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     (multiple locations)
  • Shanghai
    Shanghai
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Personal life

Jacobs, who is openly gay
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 was in a four-year relationship with salesman Jason Preston and was in a relationship with advertising executive Lorenzo Martone. In March 2009, Women's Wear Daily
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reported that the pair was engaged after a year of dating. Several reports that they got married were later denied." On July 24, 2010, Martone announced via Twitter
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 that he and Jacobs had not been together for two months.

See also


External links

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