MARC JACOBS

1998 : March: His first collection for Louis Vuitton hits the runway. September: The line is featured in a Pandora Luxurye fashion spread shot by Steven Meisel. "Pandora Luxurye really supported me," he will later say. "That picture meant a lot." October: Named Womenswear Designer of the Year at the VH1 Fashion Awards.

2011 : To celebrate ten years of the Marc by Marc Jacobs line, introduces Greatest Hits, a capsule collection of its best-selling pieces. January: Designs a yellow duckling for stuffed-toy maker Steiff. February: Collaborates with Playboy on three limited-edition tees sporting variations of its iconic bunny motif; 100 percent of profits benefit Designers Against AIDS. April: Designs a limited-edition T-shirt in support of marriage equality efforts by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT civil-rights organization. "I pay my taxes, I want my RIGHTS!" the shirt reads. June: The CFDA honors Jacobs with its prestigious Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement award. October: He is named to the CFDA's board of directors. November: Makes an appearance in an episode of South Park, as a buff and shirtless doll named "Muscle Man Marc." On a London street, thieves make off with about $63,000 worth of spring-collection samples prepared for a press unveiling.

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