- Birthday9th Apr, 63
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusSingle
- I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect - they are much more interesting.
- I love to take things that are everyday and comforting and make them into the most luxurious things in the world.
- It's quite nice to see that I didn't have to change who I was to reach two very different types of people.
- I'm not good at hiding my feelings. I'm also not good at lying. I'm very open about everything.
- To me, beauty and makeup and color is like the finishing touch on everything.
Did you know?
- He was the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton from 1997 to 2013.
- He ranked #14 on Out magazines 2012 list of "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America".
- He was awarded with The Womens Designer of the Year Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America 1992.
- He was one of the first fashion designers to establish this “street wise aesthetics, a little preppie, a little grunge, a little couture."
- He was the youngest designer to have ever been awarded the fashion industrys highest tribute, the Council of Fashion Designers of Americas Perry Ellis Award for "New Fashion Talent"
Family & relationships
New York Townhouse
Mark Jobs had finally made a switch from living in a rented Chelsea Mercantile townhouse to moving in his penthouse to moving in his $13 million townhouse on Bethune Street in New York’s West Village, he had bought in 2011.
Accommodation: TThe ecologically friendly Superior Ink Development 3,800 to 4,800 square feet townhouses are distinctly unique with facilities ranging from 4-6 bedrooms, all level elevators, wood burning fireplaces, rooftop terrace and designer gardens.
Features: The apartment features open furnished terrace for hosting cocktail parties and and all-encompassing city views of the Hudson and downtown Manhattan skyline. The interiors have been lavishly done by Michelle Gerson with lofty ceilings. The open kitchen is endowed with Viking, Miele and Sub-zero appliances comes equipped with a full kitchen entertainment system. With copious closet space, these townhouses also equipped with a washer/dryer and additional storage unit in the basement. Some other luxurious amenities include an entertainment lounge and a private screening room, a fitness center, and 24-hour valet parking. All the condominium and pent houses in this Manhattan project are registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and LEED Silver certification. The Townhouses are one of the leading full-service buildings by Chelsea Mercantile services having 24x7 doormen, valet, gym, roof deck, children's play room, and bicycle storage. Whole Foods Grocery is in the building on the ground level and city commuting via numerous subway lines are literally only steps away.
Neighborhood: With its old-fashioned shops, 19th century houses and tree-lined boulevards, the West Village is one of Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhoods. Visitors can take a stroll through the winding streets and discover the area’s characteristic old-world charm.
UPDATE: Marc Jacobs West Village townhouse has been completely destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The designer has not been able to salvage even his belongings.
The dining area
The master suite
Elegant roof deck
One of the 6 bedrooms
New York Townhouse
Marc Jacob owns a three story garden apartment in Champ de Mars that was previously owned by designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.
Location: Champ De Mars, Paris
Accommodation: The property boasts of a master-bedroom, a living room, a massive entrance hall and an aesthetically designed courtyard housing a garden office.
Features: The hotshot designer is always on the hunt for exquisite furnishings, which is evident in the living room boasting sofas and armchairs designed by the likes of Christian Liaigre. A Barcelona chair and footstool designed by Miles van der robe lines the front row of the living room along with a Christian Liaigre table. The Antique wall mounted mirrors were specially ordered from the popular Parisian furniture store Arabesque. Next up, the dining room tables are designed by Charlotte Perriand of the Gelarle Jousse Seguin fame. Jacobs very articulately mixed and matched modern pieces of furniture and decoration items with his traditional French rooms. Ceramic Birds and ashtrays designed by Jouve Georges adorn the side tables of the library, whereas the table, daybed and chair are Jean Prouve designs. The front hall consists of a footrest and couch by Francois Bauchet from Nootu Gallery, Paris. The bedrooms are adorned by velvet bedspreads from Conran shop, Paris and classy blankets from Louis Vuitton. The lamps and chairs, positioned artistically by celebrity Interior designer Paul Fortune, are from Porte de Vanves flea market, Paris. A Bra Shop, portrait by John Currin is one among several portraits in Marc Jacob's master bedroom. To sum it up there is an impressive Damien Hirst’s Paracetamol painting on the upstairs corridor along with a Richard Prince’s Island Nurse.
Neighborhood: Champ de Mars neighborhood forms part of a large public park of the same name in Paris, situated in the seventh arrondissement bordering the Eiffel Tower to the northwest and the École Militaire to the southeast.
Jacobs in the courtyard
Marc Jacob's master bedroom
The master bedroom
The living area
St Barts Vacation
Renowned fashion designer Marc Jacobs was spotted enjoying his vacation on the beaches of St. Barts in December 2011. He was accompanied by his partner Lorenzo Martone. The couple were seen wearing very tiny swim shorts. They were also seen chatting and messing with renowned stylist Rachel Zoe. Marc was also photographed playing with Rachel's baby girl Skyler.
Location: St.Barts is often listed among the top ten fabulous beach destinations in the world. Located in the northeastern part of Caribbean, St.Barts lies approximately 35 km southeast of St. Martin. Puerto Rico is around 240 km west of this island.
Accommodation: St.Barts is one of the most popular beach holiday destination in the French Overseas. It features numerous hotels, private resort, condos, as well apartments for accommodation purpose. Be it hot tub hotels or boutique lodges, options are plenty to look forward. Some of the most popular hotels available in St. Barts include Eden Rock (baie de saint jean), Carl Gustaf (rue des normands gustavia), Le Toiny (anse de toiny), Le Sereno (grand cul-de-sac), and Guanahani (grand cul de sac).
Main Attractions: The island is renowned for its beautiful beaches. However, St. Barts do feature some other local attractions and historic spots. The Mayan Ruins will surely drive the attention of history lovers. It is a major archaeological site that dates back to the Mayan civilization, during the Post Classic Period (1200-1500 AD). Fishing village is also a major attraction in this island. Other attractions include Wall house Museum, InterOceans Museum, Fort Gustav, and Shell Beach. Besides St. Barts is also an ideal place to enjoy windsurfing and other water sport activities.
T Shirt Charity
Marc Jacobs is a man wearing multiple hats. Not only is Marc Jacobs a successful Fashion designer, but also has been listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010 by the Time magazine. A crusader for gay rights, but is also well known for his associated with various charities and philanthropic work. Marc Jacobs has been the driving force behind several charity campaigns including the Aid the international AIDS charity campaign as well as the NYU skin cancer institute spreading awareness against the rising cases of skin cancer worldwide.
Marc Jacobs, the well known fashion designer has been doing his bit for the society by associating himself and his organization with Aid for AIDS Intl Charity Tee Shirts campaign. He launched a special line of designer T-shirts created by children suffering from AIDS. The full proceedings of Mac Jacobs AIDS international charity campaign are forwarded to Aid for AIDS International (AFAI) used to not only provide a better life to the number of children suffering from the dreaded disease but also providing a committed campaign to fight against the stigma and discrimination associated with AIDS in a move to spread awareness against spreading of the deadly HIV virus. The T shirt collection designed by Marc Jacobs in association with the kids fighting the dreaded HIV virus are available for sale on his website and numerous stores worldwide with a specially designed AFAI logo on the back . The T shirts are available at a nominal retail price of $35 a piece and the proceedings are forwarded to AFAI.
Prada Colored Block Lace-Up Shoes
Jacobs was snapped wearing the high-end Prada shoes at a prestigious event. The made in Italy boots boasts of soft leather in unique contrasting leather appliqués with padded insole. It features patented leather with a rubber dipped lace and heels measuring 15mm. The shoes are available in select colors and are worth $820.
Dior Homme 19CM CARBON COPY DENIM JEANS
The designer flaunted his designer Jeans while attending a popular function. It features a straight cut with classic carbon print effect at the edges of the five pockets and has a small silver embossed designer logo detailing at the rear belt loop.
Jacobs carried this high-end designer handbag while going for a walk. The Birkin handbag is completely hand-made and boasts of soft leather finishing. Stylish designs are present in both the front and back portions and the small steel lock at the center provides a sophisticated look.