Fashion designer, groundbreaker, icon Marc Jacobs turns 51 today! But what do you get a guy who has pretty much everything? Our heartfelt love and gratitude, that’s what. So to celebrate the man, the myth, the legend, here are 6 reasons why we adore Marc Jacobs.
“Who me?” Marc Jacobs in a Commes des Garçons dress and his boxers at the 2012 Met Gala
Because before all you ladies rocked that undies-showing-through-your-dress thing, Marc did it first.
Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs, and Kate Moss at the 2011 British Fashion Awards
Because he has the coolest friends and gets to hang out with these ladies.
Marc Jacobs plays the buffer backstage between Lady Gaga and Madonna at his spring 2010 show. KIDDING.
Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy
Because he dressed up like a bird at his 2011 holiday party and totally owned it .
Marc Jacobs before the Louis Vuitton spring 2014 runway show at Paris Fashion Week
Because Marc sometimes goes to work in his pajamas and carries his stuff in a dop kit. Because he can.
Louis Vuitton spring 2013 runway show
Because there ain’t no party runway show, like a Marc Jacobs runway show. Remember the glorious sets he created for Louis Vuitton? The mod escalators, the train pulling into the station, er, venue, the tent outside the Louvre, and the freakin’ carousel?! Thank goodness he has his own line—still dying over post-apocalyptic beach scene from spring 2014—to continue the mindblowing fun.
Because even though his designs may be on the aspirational end of the spectrum, Marc still makes high fashion accessible to all through innovative social media, like, live-streaming his runway shows (everyone’s FRONT ROW, yo) and casting his fall campaign via Instagram.