Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer who was born in New York City on April 9, 1963. When Marc was fifteen he worked as a stock boy at Charivari which is an avant-grade clothing boutique in New York City. It was there where he was introduced to Perry Ellis who gave Marc a lot of hope. When he graduated high school, he studied at the Parsons School of Art and Design in New York where he won the Perry Ellis Golden Thimble award in 1984.
Jacob designed and sold his first line of hand-knit sweaters while at Parsons. He designed his first collection for Reuben Thomas, Inc., and also began to design at Perry Ellis. In 1986 he designed his first collection holding the Marc Jacobs label with the help of Onward Kashiyama USA, Inc.
Currently he is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as the diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs. He is also the Creative Director of the French design house Louis Vuitton. He developed the company's first ready-to-wear line in 1997.
Marc Jacobs is openly gay and he is now in a relationship with Lorenzo Martone. He spends most of his time in Paris, where he lives with his great contemporary art collection and bull terrier Alfred - who he has tattooed on his arm. Marc credits his grandmother, who taught him how to knit, for being “the biggest influence in life.”
“Curiosity about sex is much more interesting to me than domination. My clothes are not hot. Never.