He has been the go to guy for cutting edge fashion for at least the last decade. Everyone from celebrities, dignitaries and statesmen, to housewives, and upwardly mobile professional men and women covet his wares.
Marc Jacobs is the guy that single-handedly put Louis Vuitton ("LV") back on the map. Remember when the LV collection emerged with cherries in the design, that was Marc!
I am sure there are a lot of people out there that consider fashion obscure and maybe even trivial, but I imagine that even you concur with the idea the fashion adds to self-esteem.
With that said, despite being an extremely talented and successful designer, Marc has struggled with self-worth and self-esteem. In fact, Marc struggled so much with self-esteem that he battled with drug addiction and alcoholism much of his adult life.
Yes, even someone as talented and successful as Jacobs could be a heroin addict, and that he was! Marc went to substance abuse rehabilitation on two different occasions, back in 1999 and again in 2007, to battle his addictions to heroin.
Marc was successful with the last stint in rehab and has been clean and sober, north of 5 years.
In fact, Marc re-emerged from rehab not only more talented than ever as he has had his best career success since getting sober occurred this second time, but he has also managed to maintain a sense of humor as well.
Look at what he said about being called a fat heroin addict, "That was the stupidest thing I ever heard because first of all I was never a fat heroin addict……….I was a skinny heroin addict, and I got over that luckily…I was fat when I stopped doing drugs, not fat while I was doing drugs. I don't know anyone who's fat when they're doing drugs."
Just two months shy of 50 years old, he shows no signs of slowing down. Congratulations on kicking heroin Marc. We cannot wait to see what the next 50 years hold for you.
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