Friday, April 19, 2024

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs turns 61 today

His a powerhouse in the fashion world fueled by the success of his own label Marc Jacobs.

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs turns 61 today

Marc Jacobs was born April 9, 1963, in New York City. Marc’s life was completely altered following the death of his father at the age of 7. He would eventually move in with his grandmother and that made all the difference. Marc entered the Parsons School of Design and later landed a position at Perry Ellis. He is the head designer for his own fashion label, Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, with over 200 retail stores in 80 countries. He was the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton from 1997 to 2014. Jacobs was on Time magazine’s “2010 Time 100” list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and ranked number 14 on Out magazine’s 2012 list of “50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America”. he continues to be a powerhouse in the fashion world. In March 2015, Marc Jacobs announced the end of his secondary brand Marc by Marc Jacobs in order to focus on the development of his main label Marc Jacobs and to target to more on the luxury-oriented audience. On April 4, 2018, Jacobs proposed to his model boyfriend, Charly Defrancesco, via a flash mob while in a Chipotle restaurant. The flashmob did a routine to the song “Kiss” by Prince.

By Ken Warren, 2017/18

Watch Behind the Scenes at Marc Jacobs Spring 2018

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