What about his history?
Marc Jacobs was born in New York City in 1963.
His grandmother taught him how to knit and he speaks about her like "the biggest influence in life".
At fifteen, Jacobs worked as a stock boy in New York's trendy Charivari boutique and there, he was introduced to Perry Ellis .
Tom said this guy looked cool because he had long hair; he didn't wear a suit and tie, and he made funky clothes that were a big success. That gave him a lot of hope.
Jacobs studied at the Parsons School of Art and Design in New York where he won the Perry Ellis Golden Thimble award in 1984.
In 1992, he designed a radical grunge collection for Perry Ellis but they laid him off. The same year, he won the Women's Designer of the Year award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Two years later he created his own label, supported by models like Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, who worked for free. They were clothes ,like he said, for "a woman who brings home the bacon, but also fries it up in the pan".
Then, in 1997, Jacobs became the creative director of Louis Vuitton where he developed the first company’s ready-to-wear line. Now, Marc Jacobs spends most of his time in Paris, where he lives with his vast contemporary art collection and bull terrier Alfred.
What did this person create?
Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer. He didn’t really change the world but brought some novelty in the fashion world.
Retro themes, with a preference for the seventies, are present in most of his creations. His great perfectionism gave him a loyal clientele and an international celebrity and he owns shops all around the world, in the U.S but also in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
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