Jacobs began to design at Perry Ellis after its founder had died
designer Marc jacobs
MARC JACOBS (born April 9, 1963)is an Americanfashion designer and the head designer for Marc Jacobs,as well as the diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs. Jacobsis currently the Creative Director of the French designhouse Louis Vuitton.
Early life Marc Jacobs was born in New York City. He attended The New School and later Parsons The New School for Design. At fifteen, Jacobs worked as a stock boy at Charivari, an avant-garde clothing boutique in New York City. 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.
Recognition He designed his first collection for Reuben Thomas, Inc., under the Sketchbook label. Following his studies at Parsons, Jacobs became prominent on the fashion scene when he designed a "grunge" collection for Perry Ellis. With Robert Duffy, he formed Jacobs Duffy Designs Inc., which continues to this day. In 1986, he designed his first collection bearing the Marc Jacobs label. In 1987, Jacobs was the youngest designer to have ever been awarded the fashion industrys highest tribute, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent.
Marc Jacobs, Christy Turlington, & Robert Duffy, 2002
Louis VuittonIn 1997, Jacobs was appointed Creative Director ofluxury French fashion house, Louis Vuitton, where hecreated the companys first ready-to-wear line.Jacobs has collaborated with many popular artists forhis Louis Vuitton collections like Stephen Sprouse,Takashi Murakami and most recently American artistRichard Prince and rapper Kanye West.Jacobs and Duffy joined Louis Vuitton in 1997, Jacobsas Artistic Director and Duffy as Studio Director.
Marc Jacobs In recent years, the Marc Jacobs brand has increased thenumber of boutiques and direct point of service locations. Some of these branded showrooms present only a certainportion of the companys several brands (The Marc JacobsCollection, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Little Marc, a childrensline). Marc Jacobs boutiques in the United States include multiplelocations in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, as wellas shops in Boston, Bal Harbour, Las Vegas, Guam, Chicago,Savannah, and Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Multiple freestanding stores and shop–in- shops continue to open domestically and across the Far East. Currently Marc Jacobs Collection and Marc by Marc Jacobs stores can be found in four locations in Hong Kong, four locations in Taiwan, twenty-fiveHong Kong Marc by Marc Jacobs store, locations in Japan and photographed by Paul Warcho five locations in Korea