Marc Jacobs, an American fashion designer is the founder of the brand name Marc Jacobs. Jacobs was born in the Unites States into a world not working towards his favor. Marc’s dad passed away when he was at the age of 7 and moved around a lot due to his mother’s three unsuccessful relationships. Jacobs decided to go live with his grandmother at the age of 11, he stated “my grandmother is the reason I am who I am today” in the New York magazine in 2005. After graduating from high school of art in 1981, he studied at the world-famous Parsons School of Design and in his final year he was awarded three of the school highest honors – Design Student of the Year, the Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award and the Chester Weinberg Gold Thimble Award – thanks to his graduate collection of Op-Art sweaters hand-knitted by his grandmother. Jacobs is currently leading his own Marc Jacobs Company and is the main head fashion designer for Louis Vuitton, he announced that he will be leaving Louis Vuitton in 2014 to focus more on his own company.
Jacobs has a lot of social media accounts, he has over 400 thousand followers on twitter @marcjacobs and more than 100 thousand likes on his Facebook page. Not only does marc Jacobs design clothes and purses but he also has his own book, watches and perfume line, his signature fragrance “bang bang” is very popular and loved by many. Jacobs is a pacesetting leader because he always sets high expectations for himself and his team, Jacobs always wants his name to be on top of all fashion designers “I love attention,” he confesses at a talk at Manhattan’s 92Y. “Maybe my desire for attention is a little too out of control, but I’m very honest.”
Jacobs overcame an alcohol and drug addiction in 1997 and again in 2007 “It’s a cliché, but when I drank I was taller, funnier, smarter, cooler,” Jacobs told New York Magazine in 2005. After getting clean Jacobs got back on his feet better than ever thanks to his friends Naomi Campbell and Anna Wintour for convincing Jacobs to go to rehab.
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