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Marc Jacobs

Founded by Marc Jacobs, and majority owned by LVMH, the brand is one of the greatest American fashion success stories.

Vital statistics

  • 1984 Established
  • Private Type
  • 1,001 - 5,000 Number of employees
  • 250 Stores
  • New York, United States HQ
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton Parent Group

Key people

  • Bertrand Stalla-Bourdillon Chairman & Chief Executive

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

Marc Jacobs (born April 9, 1963) is an American fashion designer. He is currently the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs, and was previously the creative director of Louis Vuitton from 1997 to 2013.

In 1986, backed by Onwars Kashiyama USA, Inc., Jacobs designed his first collection bearing the Marc Jacobs label. A year later, in 1987, Jacobs was the youngest designer to have been ever awarded the fashion industry’s highest tribute, the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Perry Elis Award for “New Fashion Talent.” In 1992, the CFDA awarded Jacobs with the “Women’s Designer of the Year” award.

In 1994, Jacobs produced his first full collection of menswear. In 1997, Jacobs was appointed Louis Vuitton's creative director, where he created the company's first ready-to-wear clothing line. Jacobs has collaborated with many popular artists for his Louis Vuitton collections, including Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami and most recently American artist Richard Prince and rapper Kanye West.

Jacobs introduced his secondary line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, in 2001.

Source: Wikipedia

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