You've heard of Marc Jacobs, obviously. You know him as the blue-haired, kilt-wearing, diamond-lobed designer at the helm of-for a long stretch there-not one but two design empires. You know that you and about a million other women from SoHo to Shanghai love the quirky-feminine look of his own label as much as you loved the coquettish things he did when he was at Louis Vuitton.

1969 : Jacobs's father, who represented the likes of comedienne Joan Rivers, dies at the young age of 32. ?His mother will remarry three times, moving young Marc and his brother and sister around the Tri-State Area.

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