Marc Jacobs Biography
Marc Jacobs is a fashion designer from the United States. He is the creative director of his own fashion label, Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line that was produced for about 15 years before being discontinued after the 2015 fall/winter collection. There were over 200 retail stores in 80 countries at its peak.
How old is Marc Jacobs? – Age
He is 59 years old as of 9 April 2022. He was born in 1963 in New York, New York, United States.
Marc Jacobs Family – Education
He was born to a non-observant Jewish family. His father, a William Morris Agency agent, died when he was seven years old. His mother, who remarried three times, was “mentally ill,” according to Jacobs, and “didn’t really take care of her kids.” As a teenager, he moved to the Upper West Side to live with his paternal grandmother in an apartment in the Majestic on Central Park West.
Jacobs was raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, and graduated from Teaneck High School. He went to the High School of Art and Design in New York and then to Parsons School of Design. In 1984, he received the Perry Ellis & Chester Weinberg Gold Thimble Award and was named Design Student of the Year at Parsons. In 1987, he became the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent’s youngest recipient. In 1993, he was named Women’s Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Who is Marc Jacobs partner?
Jacobs proposed to his then-girlfriend, Charly Defrancesco, in a Chipotle restaurant on April 4, 2018. The flashmob performed a routine to Prince’s song “Kiss.” On April 7, 2019, they were married in a lavish ceremony in New York City.
Marc Jacobs House
In April 2019, the couple purchased a home in Rye, New York. The Max Hoffman House, located in Westchester, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
When did Marc Jacobs start his brand?
Jacobs created his first collection under the Marc Jacobs label in 1984. In 1987, he was the youngest designer ever to receive the fashion industry’s highest honor: the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent.
Does Marc Jacobs own Louis Vuitton?
Jacobs was appointed creative director of Louis Vuitton in 1997, where he launched the company’s first ready-to-wear clothing line. For his Louis Vuitton collections, Jacobs has collaborated with a number of well-known artists, including Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami, and, most recently, American artist Richard Prince and rapper Kanye West.
Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jacobs’ secondary line, debuted in the spring of 2001. Look held the Marc by Marc Jacobs ready-to-wear license in Japan in 2005, with a retail value of €50 million. Jacobs launched a new line of body-splash fragrances in ten-ounce bottles in 2006, which are distributed by Coty. Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, a documentary film directed by Loc Prigent, was released in 2007.
How much does Marc Jacobs make? – Salary
Jacobs’s annual salary is $118,281, or $56 per hour, while the national average is $115,786, or $55 per hour. The highest-paying job at Marc Jacobs is Director of Marketing, which pays $250,000 per year, and the lowest-paying job is Admin Assistant, which pays $48,065 per year.
Marc Jacobs Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $200 Million.
Marc Jacobs Style
Jacobs was one of the first fashion designers to establish a “street wise aesthetics” – a mix of preppie, grunge, and couture. Marc Jacobs is also known for fine arts-driven and avant-garde advertising campaigns, which frequently feature cultural icons and artists instead of traditional fashion models in minimally staged settings. Jacobs debuted a popular lifestyle campaign in 2015, featuring artists, celebrities, and cultural icons such as Sofia Coppola, Cher, Winona Ryder, Daisy Lowe, and Anthony Kiedis. Lana Wachowski, Bette Midler, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Sky Ferreira, Bella Hadid, and Emily Ratajkowski, among others, appeared in Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2016 advertising campaign. The Observer’s Dena Silver called it “the best campaign of the Spring 2016 season.”
Marc Jacobs Career
Following the death of its namesake and founder, Jacobs and Duffy joined Perry Ellis’ women’s design unit as creative director/vice president and president, respectively, in 1988. Jacobs also oversaw the design of the various women’s licensees. Jacobs was named Women’s Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1992. In the same year, he was fired after designing a “grunge” collection for Perry Ellis.
Jacobs Duffy Designs Inc. established its own licensing and design company, Marc Jacobs International Company, L.P., in the fall of 1993. Jacobs debuted his first full menswear collection in 1994. Jacobs was accused of plagiarizing a scarf design created in the 1950s by Swedish designer Gösta Olofsson in February 2008. Jacobs settled the dispute by offering Olofsson’s son monetary compensation. In 2009, Jacobs launched a shirt campaign demanding the legalization of gay marriage, which was sold in his stores. In May 2009, Jacobs co-hosted a “model and muse” gala for the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute with model Kate Moss.
In February 2010, Jacobs sued Ed Hardy for infringement on one of his embroidered handbag designs. During Mercedes-Benz Berlin Fashion Week in July 2011, Jacobs was the patron of the “Designer for Tomorrow by Peek & Cloppenburg” young talent award. Jacob and the jury board chose the five finalists, who received personal coaching from Jacobs. During the DfT award show, the jury and Jacobs selected the 2011 winner. Jacobs was rumored to be the next creative director of Christian Dior after John Galliano stepped down in August 2011. Jacobs “firmly laid to rest rumors that he was to move to Christian Dior” in January 2012, according to The Daily Telegraph, but rumors persist.
Jacobs was named Diet Coke’s new creative director in February 2013. In celebration of the brand’s 30th anniversary, Jacobs would spend a year giving it a “stylish and lighthearted” makeover. The New York Daily News revealed in March 2013 that the “faux fur” used in many Marc Jacobs garments is actually the fur from Chinese raccoon dogs. Marc Jacobs announced his departure from Louis Vuitton in October 2013 to focus on his own line. Jacobs’ new Spring/Summer collection would feature actress/singer Miley Cyrus, photographed by David Sims, in January 2014. LVMH confirmed in February 2018 that Baja East co-founder John Targon would join Jacobs as “creative director of contemporary.” Jacobs received MTV’s first “Fashion Trailblazer Award” at the Video Music Awards in August 2019.