Marc Jacobs was born on this day in 1963, the son of a pair of theatrical agents. His father died when he was only 7 years old. He went to live with his grandmother, who taught him how to knit.
Jacobs spent his formative years shuttling between school & Studio 54, the Manhattan Disco After his graduation at the High School of Art & Design, he entered Parsons School of Design, & in his senior year he created a collection of hand knit sweaters (made by his grandmother) which won him the Perry Ellis Golden Thimble award.
After graduating, he designed under his own label creating irreverent homage to 1960's hippie clothing. Now he designs smart clothing using rich materials for very rich people.
While studying, Marc Jacobs won Design Student of the Year 1984. Since those early years Jacobs has one awards, awards & more awards: Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent, the highest tribute possible in the American fashion world & Women’s Wear Designer of the Year by the CFDA.
Marc Jacobs lives in Paris & NYC. His Paris studio is just steps away from the Louvre & Notre Dame.
At 47 years old, the designer revealed his dramatic transformation by going from schlump to hottie. I could look like Jacobs if I followed his example of consuming only vegan food & working out with a trainer for 2 hours a day, 7 days a week. Again proving my theory that it is easier to be beautiful when you are very rich. In addition, that wealth allows you to date porn stars. Jacobs turns 49 today. I can only imagine how he will celebrate.