Robert Duffy is the co founder as well as president of Marc Jacobs International and has a net worth of 135 million. He's the longtime business partner of designer Marc Jacobs and together the pair have created an incredibly successful fashion kingdom. Duffy started out as a buyer at Bergdorf Goodman, and first met Marc Jacobs in 1983 at the Parson's New School for Design graduate dinner while Duffy was doing work as an executive at Reuben Thomas. Duffy was amazed by the designer's bold designs and signed Marc Jacobs to design for Reuben Thomas' sportswear label Sketchbook. In 1986, the duo secured financing from Japanese retailer Onward Kashiyama and launched the first design venture of theirs underneath the Marc Jacobs label. For decades, the duo presides more than 2 of the industry's largest luxury labels: Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, where the Jacobs had been artistic director after 1997. In 2013, the pair stepped down after sixteen years at the helm of the Louis Vuitton fashion house. When asked precisely how he felt soon after stepping down, Duffy replied, "I feel like a young person." Robert Duffy as well as his husband, Alex Cespedes, had been married in Massachusetts in 2010, and the couple have a child, Victoria Alexis Duffy, who came into this world in 2011.
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