"otherwise demure Marc Jacobs dress"

 Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer, famous for his high-end men and women’s clothing, bags and accessories. Born in 1963, Jacobs launched his first eponymous label in 1986 and also runs the company Jacobs Duffy Designs Inc. along with his business partner Robert Duffy. He was the youngest designer to win the ‘New Fashion Talent’ award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America for his first collection in 1987. Marc by Marc Jacobs is his second major fashion line and there are now 239 Marc Jacobs stores around the world. Jacobs has also held the position of creative director at Louis Vuitton since 1997.