Marc Jacobs (born April 9, 1963) is an American fashion designer from New York City. He attended Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. In 1986, Jacobs created his Marc Jacobs clothing line. In 1988, he became the vice president of womens wear at Perry Ellis. In 1997, he became creative director of Louis Vuitton, where he remains today. In 2001, Marc By Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, was launched. There are over 100 Marc Jacobs, and Marc By Marc Jacobs boutiques worldwide.
When Marc Jacobs first stepped onto the fashion scene a couple of decades ago, he did not look the part of a high end fashion designer. Instead, he looked more like a nerdy college boy with his long, shaggy hair, pasty pale skin, baggy, not-too-stylish clothing, and glasses with large, clear, plastic frames to boot. Fast forward to today in 2009, when Marc Jacobs' impressive resumé includes a tenure at Parsons, where he received several of the school's highest honors … more