Born April 9, 1963, in New York City
About the Designer
Where is he from?
-New York City, NY
How did he become a designer?
-Jacobs then went to Parsons School for Design, where he won the Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award. He then took over as the women's-wear designer for Perry Ellis, where he won the prestigious 1992 CFDA prize for Womenswear Designer of the Year. In 1993, after Jacobs sent out a "grunge" collection for the label Jacobs struck out on his own. He then started his own company with longtime business partner Robert Duffy. The Marc Jacobs label soon proved a success.
-Julia Roberts was his first customer.
-His first designs sold were his knit sweaters.
-He made his acting debut in Disconnect