Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. On our Haute 100 New York list is Marc Jacobs, the designer who is taking his famous fashion label online.
Company: Marc Jacobs Inc.
What Made Him Haute: He has built an eponymous fashion empire while simultaneously acting as creative director of Louis Vuitton. In 2009, Jacobs was ranked 15th on Out magazine’s annual list of “50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America.” He is currently set to marry Brazilian advertising executive Lorenzo Martone.
What Makes Him Haute Now: Worth an estimated $5 billion, the Marc Jacobs fashion label is taking its empire one step further by opening an e-commerce store launched by Createthe Group on its CTS Platform. Other leading brands such as Donna Karan New York, DKNY, David Yurman and Juicy Couture are also on board. The new endeavor offers a unified shopping adventure but still allows the customer to have a unique experience with each designer.
Jacobs also recently launched in-store entertainment at his downtown Beirut boutique, which will become a weekly event every Thursday. An MMJ bar will offer Champagne and drinks and Beirut DJ Caline Chidiac will spin music for guests. Voted by Time Magazine in 2010 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Marc Jacobs is undoubtedly one of the most revered designers in the world.