Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer born in New York City. He is the head designer of his own fashion label, Marc Jacobs, as well as his diffusion line MARC by Marc Jacobs. In addition, he had a long tenure at Louis Vuitton, acting as creative director.
In June 2011, Marc Jacobs was awarded the CFDA’s prestigious Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement prize. As of 2011 the CFDA had crowned Jacobs Womenswear Designer of the Year three times, Accessory Designer of the Year four times and Menswear designer of the Year once.