In a 20-year career, Marc Jacobs has soared from whiz-kid extraordinaire and the toast of New York s Parsons School of Design to one of the brightest, most successful, and most imitated international designers of our time. His is a story of passion, dogged determination, countless obstacles, and a firm belief in style as a major cultural barometer. But most of all, his is a story of fashion s limitless potential to delight. The ultimate hip designer, Marc Jacobs has achieved that status not via expressions of angst or outrage but by celebrating fashion as a mirror on life s gleeful ironies. He finds charm in awkwardness as well as glamour and inspiration in bad girls, good girls, and all-out geeks. This book is a wonderful soiree to which everyone is invited.