Marc Jacobs was born in New York City on April 9, 1963. After graduating from the High School of Art and Design in 1981, he entered Parsons School of Design. At Parsons, Jacobs was the recipient of some of the school’s highest honors, including Design Student of the Year. In 1984 he designed his first collection with the Marc Jacobs label. The following year, Jacobs received the distinct honor of being the youngest designer ever to be awarded the fashion industry’s highest tribute: the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent. With more than 200 freestanding stores across the globe, Marc Jacobs International now includes women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories, a children’s line called Little Marc Jacobs, multiple award-winning fragrances, the bookstore Bookmarc, and Marc Jacobs Beauty.
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