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Fashion's Elite Weigh In on Marc Jacobs' Legacy

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    Marc Jacobs Tribute at CFDA Awards (Published Friday, Jun 10, 2011)

    On the red carpet at the CFDA Awards, designers and icons alike recounted their favorite collections by Jacobs, as well as -- in some cases -- their first jobs with the designer.

    Chris Benz and Richard Chai discussed their first real fashion jobs under Jacobs, while one of fashion's elder statesmen, designer Stan Herman -- who walked the red carpet with Fern Mallis -- insisted he'd known Jacobs was a talent from the moment the 16-year-old set foot in his studio.

    In his acceptance speech, however, Jacobs made it clear that the award was in no way an indication that he'd be slowing down: "While it is wonderful to be recognized ... I believe we all know and feel that the greatest reward is the process itself: The doing, the giving, the growing, and the sharing it all with others."