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The Great Designers: Marc Jacobs

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hey loves! It's a gloomy Wednesday and it's time for designer spotlight! Today it falls on my favorite American designer! Born in New York's Upper West Side in 1963, Marc Jacobs was raised by his fashion-conscious grandmother. As a teenager he immersed himself in a club culture, observing the cool fashionable girls at Studio 54, Mudd Club and Hurrah. Jacobs finished his fashion education at the prestigious Parsons School of Design and his graduation collection was noticed by Robert Duffy who remains his business partner to this day. The first Marc Jacobs collection was launched in 1986 and won a CFDA award the following year. In 1989 Marc Jacobs became head designer at Perry Ellis and left the company 3 years later. In 1997 he was appointed artistic director of Louis Vuitton, where Jacobs has enchanted the luggage company's image and re-positioned it as a ready-to-wear label. Meanwhile LVMH was supporting Jacobs' own company and in 2001 were launched Marc by Marc Jacobs and his first perfume, the first homeware collection was available in 2003. 

When asked what's his all time favorite piece of any of his collections the designer says that it's not just about the clothing, it's about the right piece on the right girl, about the whole entire image and I couldn't agree more with him. To Marc Jacobs is really easy to create clothing that's edgy and sort of naughty and this is the reason he always likes the idea of doing something more intelligent. He defines design as a "series of creative choices" and although making them can sometimes be really hard and painful he says there's nothing else in the world he'd rather do! He says that the best feeling is to see a stranger wearing his designs because there's such a vast choice out there and this person choosing exactly the piece Jacobs made is the greatest price for all of the hard work!

I was thinking about posting images from the Spring 2012 RTW collection but as the weather outside is so dreary I'm in the mood for fall/winter pieces! It was too hard to choose favorites as I love all the 63 looks that I saw on the runway here's the entire show! 

"The most important lesson I've learned is to just be present. Enjoy life today."   ~ Marc Jacobs

What's your favorite designer?


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