Marc Jacobs

Quick Facts

Full NameMarc Jacobs
Date of BirthApril 9, 1963
Place of BirthNew York City, U.S.
EducationHigh School of Art and Design, Parsons The New School for Design
Fashion LabelsMarc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton (1997–2014)
SpouseCharly Defrancesco (married 2019)
Notable AwardsKnight of the Order of Arts and Letters (France), Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent (1987), Women’s Designer of the Year (1993)
Career HighlightsHead designer for Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs, Creative director of Louis Vuitton (1997–2014), Time magazine’s “2010 Time 100” list, #14 on Out magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America” (2012)
Net WorthApproximately $200 million
ParentsFather: Agent at the William Morris Agency (deceased when Jacobs was six), Mother: “Mentally ill” according to Jacobs
Early LifeGrew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, and moved to live with my paternal grandmother in New York City as a teenager
High SchoolTeaneck High School, High School of Art and Design
DegreeStudied at Parsons School of Design
HonorsPerry Ellis & Chester Weinberg Gold Thimble Award, Design Student of the Year (Parsons, 1984)
Significant WorksPioneered the diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs, contributed to the growth and success of Louis Vuitton as a global brand

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