Marc Jacobs was born April 9, 1963 in New York City. He attended the Parsons School of Design and later held a position at Perry Ellis. In 1987, he became the youngest designer ever to win the Council of Fashion Designers of America Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent.
In 1997, Jacobs was named creative director of the Louis Vuitton house of luxury goods in Paris. The job was a professional triumph, but it brought new pressures that threw his personal life into a tailspin. when he abused drugs and alcohol.
He checked into rehab in 1999. After getting clean, Jacobs immersed himself in his work, launching Louis Vuitton’s first ready-to-wear line while expanding his own label. His three Marc Jacobs collections—two for adults and one for children—are sold at dozens of Marc Jacobs boutiques worldwide. The Council of Fashion Designers of America named him the Menswear Designer of the Year in 2002, and Accessories Designer of the Year in 1998/99, 2003 and 2005.
Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection