Marc Jacobs

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.

Marc Jacobs is most propularly known for his handbags and wallets.

Facts:

-Julia Roberts was his first customer.

-His first designs sold were his knit sweaters.

-He made his acting debut in Disconnect