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By Jennifer Morgan on December 3, 2016

Marc Jacobs is best known for his fashion design with Louis Vuitton and his own label.

He  concentrated on his dreams of becoming an important designer. By the age of 15, he was attending the High School of Art and Design during the day and, after school, working at the upscale clothing boutique Charivari.

The staff of Charivari allowed their young stockboy to design sweaters for the store in between his tasks of folding clothes and dressing mannequins. The work helped Jacobs land a spot at the coveted Parsons School for Design, where he stood out among his classmates by winning both the Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award and Design Student of the Year at graduation in 1984.

After graduating, when he is at 21, he designed his first collection for the label Sketchbook for Reuben Thomas. He cited the visually rich films Amadeus and Purple Rain his inspirations for the line. In 1987, he became the youngest designer ever to win the Council of Fashion Designers of America Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent. on design with Louis Vuitton and his own label.

Marc Jacobs wore a lace dress at the 2012 ‘Schiaparelli and Prada

In 2007, he dyed his hair blue during the Takashi Murakami Gala at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

Jacobs has a ‘Perfect’ tattoo on his right wrist, which serves as a reminder to him that, in his words, “I am a perfect being in a perfect world where everything that happens benefits me completely.”

Marc Jacobs is on Twitter with over 751,000 followers, but claims he is not really “into” social media.

It took 10 or 15 years for Jacobs to get more than a “That’ll do” response from his boss Bernard Arnault, chief executive officer at LVMH.


Jacobs admires the works of Miuccia Prada and will often be seen sitting front row at the Miu Miu show in Paris.

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