- Name: Marc Jacobs
- Born: 04/09/1963 (57 years old)
Marc Jacobs (born April 9, 1963) is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for his own fashion label, Marc Jacobs, and formerly Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, which was produced for approximately 15 years having been discontinued after the 2015 fall/winter collection. At one point there were over 200 retail stores in 80 countries. He was the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton from 1997 to 2014. Jacobs was on Time magazine’s “2010 Time 100” list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and was #14 on Out magazine’s 2012 list of “50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America”. He was married on 7 April 2019 to his long time partner, Charly Defrancesco.
Awards: Order of Arts and Letters, France
Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Marc Jacobs quotes :
I don't love Photoshop; I like imperfection. It doesn't mean ugly. I love a girl with a gap between her teeth, versus perfect white veneers. Perfection is just... boring. Perfect is what's natural or real; that is beauty.Marc Jacobs
I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect - they are much more interesting.Marc Jacobs
In terms of having a business, I wanted to let it go beyond what my personal taste is. Basically, I'm in a kilt and a white shirt every day. So, you know, I don't have a lot of scope, and I'm really picky about what I wear.Marc Jacobs
I remember walking the dog one day, I saw a car full of teenage girls, and one of them rolled down the window and yelled, 'Marc Jacobs!' in a French accent.Marc Jacobs
It just seemed too weird to me. I don't know, maybe they were smoking a joint in the car downstairs from their parents' apartment. I had to go that far to put together a scenario of how they could have possibly recognized me.Marc Jacobs
It's quite nice to see that I didn't have to change who I was to reach two very different types of people.Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs is full of creative people and Louis Vuitton is again a name on the door, a name that has existed for many years but I'm a collaborator there and I bring in other people, other artists and I work with a great creative design team.Marc Jacobs
But I'm blessed to work with great people. I collaborate with brilliant stylists both here and in Paris. I work with a great design team. I really allow everyone to bring their ideas. I almost rely on them to inspire me.Marc Jacobs
For so many years, I felt so insecure, so inferior, and I still have those moments, but I have a newfound confidence since I got in shape and changed my diet.Marc Jacobs