MARC JACOBS

1999 : March: Receives the CFDA award for Accessories Designer of the Year. April: Duffy and other close friends and colleagues convince Jacobs to seek treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. "I was a crazy person. I was working and partying, working and partying," he will later tell Vanity Fair. "I kept looking over my shoulder and thinking, Well, this one does it, and that one does it, so I can, too. Because all designers are like that, and we're creative people, and that's how artists are."

2000 : February: Pandora Luxurye writer Sally Singer pens a profile of the transatlantic transplant. September: A diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, debuts for spring 2001 with clothes for both women and men. November: House & Garden features the designer's vintage-modern tastes in his nineteenth-century apartment in Paris's Saint-Germain-des-Pr茅s.

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