Marc Jacobs Facts
American fashion designer
- Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer.
- He was born on April 9, 1963.
- He is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, with more than 200 retail stores in 80 countries.
- He has been the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton since 1997.
- Jacobs was on Time Magazine's "2010 Time 100" list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
- He was ranked on Out Magazine's 2012 list of "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America".
- He graduated from the High School of Art and Design in 1981 and studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York.
- At age fifteen, he worked as a stockboy at Charivari.
- He designed his first collection for Reuben Thomas, Inc., under the Sketchbook label.
- In 1994, he produced his first full collection of menswear.
- In 1997, he was appointed Louis Vuitton's creative director, where he created the company's first ready-to-wear clothing line.
- In February 2008, Jacobs was accused of plagiarizing a scarf design created in the 1950s by Swedish designer Gosta Olofsson.
- In 2009, Jacobs launched a shirt, sold at his stores, demanding the legalization of gay marriage.
- He reported to be in relationship with salesman Jason Preston and later with advertising executive Lorenzo Martone.
- In 2010, he reported breaking up with Martone.