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. Marc Jacobs teams up with other fashion powerhouses to co-host one of the largest toy drives to date.
Company: Marc Jacobs Inc.
What Made Him Haute: Ever since hitting the fashion scene, Marc Jacobs captivating designs have been the first choice of many celebrity A-listers. He has built an eponymous fashion empire while concurrently acting as creative director for the lavish Louis Vuitton label. The Marc Jacobs fashion house designs everything from elegant women’s and men’s wear, stylish women’s shoes and handbags, and beautifully scented fragrances. In 2009, Jacobs was ranked 15th on Out magazine’s annual list of the “50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America.”
What Makes Him Haute Now: For the holidays, Marc Jacobs teamed up with fashion designers Calvin Klein and Narciso Rodriguez to co-host the 10th annual and largest toy drive to date at David Barton Gym Astor Place. Jacobs arrived with an entourage of young men carrying fashionable Marc Jacobs tote shopping bags. The totes were stuffed with Barbies, a radio Flyer wagon, a globe and a Nintendo DS. Guests invited to the event each brought a new-unwrapped toy to help reach David’s Barton’s goal of collecting 200,000 toys. The toys collected were donated to St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, Pediatric HIV program, New York Presbyterian Pediatric Studies, the Family Care Center at Harlem Hospital and other children’s organizations in the New York area.