Marc Jacobs to be honoured by Parsons
Marc Jacobs is to be honoured by New School’s Parsons School of Design.
The designer created his first fashion line under his name in 1986 and almost 30 years later the brand is one of the most popular on the planet.
He studied at Parsons himself in the early 80s and won several accolades during his time at the educational facility, including Design Student of the Year.
Condé Nast artistic director and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour will present Marc with his award at the 67th annual Parsons Fashion Benefit on May 19.
Joining him in victory is LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the French multinational luxury goods conglomerate which owns Marc Jacobs International. The company will be given its award by Saks Fifth Avenue president Marc Metrick and, to fete the occasion, Moët Hennessy USA are providing Champagne, wine and spirits for guests.
The ceremony is to take place at the River Pavilion at the Jacob K. Javits Center in the Big Apple, with Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic at The New York Times, Vanessa Friedman, delivering the keynote.
Marc Jacobs and LVMH's being honoured follows other big names such as Hugo Boss and Jason Wu last year, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler and Hudson's Bay the year before, and Donna Karan in 2012.
Earlier this year, Marc spoke about how much he enjoys pushing the boundaries of fashion. He even loves the fact that his creations are often criticised.
"I love how the reality of fashion is all about something for that moment and then the extremity of dismissal," he told vogue.co.uk.
"We always react to what we did the season before."