|Marc Jacobs with fashion-loving Nicole Richie|
Mainly known for his completely unpredictable style which does not follow any of the world’s trends, Marc Jacobs started working in fashion at the very young age of fifteen in a little avant-garde shop called Charivari. He attended The Parsons School of Design where he won the Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award, the Chester Weinberg Godl Thimble Award, and the Design Student of the Year Award all in 1984, at the very young age of 21.
While still in school, Marc Jacobs tried his hand in creating and selling his own line of hand-knit sweaters which was the start of it all. After which, he had a stint with the brand Perry Ellis but was shortly dismissed after designing a certain grunge collection for the line.
|Crazy Mouse jacket of the Little Marc line. US$119 from marcjacobs.com|
- Youngest designer to receive the CFDA Award for “Best New Fashion Talent’ in 1987
- Received “Designer of the Year” in 1992
- Highly active in many charitable causes
- Co-hosted, with Kate Moss, a “model-and-muse” themed gala for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2009
- Included in Time Magazines Top 100 Most Influential People in April 2010
Marc Jacobs has clearly shown that the gift of fashion is not limited by age nor experience. Who can say this man was not born to gift the world with his gorgeous and fabulous designs?