Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Evolution of Marc

April 9th should be a day that women, as well as men, take up as an international holiday. It should be a time of celebration and remembering that dressing well is important. On this momentous occasion in 1963, Marc Jacobs was born and the face of fashion changed forever.

Although there have been critics, cough Oscar de la Renta cough, Jacobs' star has been on the rise since he graduated from the famed Parsons School of Design. Between designing a line of sweaters whilst still in college, working for Perry Ellis immediately after, and teaming up with long-time partner Robert Duffy to create a design company, Jacobs also started his own label in 1987. In the past decade, it has become an unwavering staple in many a Vogue-reader's closet. His celebrity following is a veritable who's who of A-list Hollywood, and the stories that he tells with his collections could almost be surpassed with those whispered in the gossip rags about his personal life. (2002 makeover anyone?!)

His influence is everywhere. Three major labels: Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc, and Louis Vuitton (where he has worked as the Creative Director since 1997). Three powerhouses. All successful brands, all spearheaded by a man that makes wearable, to-die-for clothing.

Jacobs is credited with turning Louis Vuitton into a major player in the fashion game, as opposed to the sidekick it once was. He created the line's first ready to wear collection, which in turn snowballed into further expansion for the French line. As if that weren't enough, he also has a successful line of perfumes.

I love him, you love him, we all love to love him. Why? Because beauty will always find admiration. And Marc Jacobs makes beautiful clothing.

Here's a few pieces from Spring 2011, both Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. The designer let the '70s reign supreme in both lines, but MJ was focused on glamour while LV saluted Asia. Neither collection was particularly groundbreaking in terms of what Jacobs is capable of (that pink pantsuit in the MJ line was dreadful), but here are some standouts nonetheless.

Marc Jacobs

Louis Vuitton

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