In 1984 Marc Jacobs launched his first collection under his brand and became the youngest designer to receive the New Fashion Talent award granted by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Influenced by all areas of culture, Jacobs was artistic director at Louis Vuitton for 16 years from 1997 to 2013.
Marc Jacobs created Marc Jacobs International with Robert Duffy , basing the brand on two very simple concepts: a love of fashion and a commitment to quality. Finding the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, highlighting Jacobs’ exuberant creativity, the brand has become a driving force in the industry. With the addition of Marc by Marc Jacobs in 2001, Marc Jacobs International now offers two complete lines of ready-to-wear and accessories.
Part of a generation that’s conscious of the world around it, sensitive to humanitarianism and social entrepreneurship, Marc Jacobs has made its mark as rebellious, unpredictable, original, unique, and authentic all at the same time. Committed to the communities around them, Marc Jacobs International leads by example, supporting over 75 charities and organizations around the world.
”I am neither an American nor a French designer; I am just a designer. We have a real freedom to explore and collaborate with those around us. We’re constantly rethinking and reinventing ourselves.”
Marc Jacobs, Founder