This season Marc Jacobs paid homage to, well, himself. His collection was revisiting some of his own classics through the years. A glamorous mix of wit and wisdom, this season was a big departure from the colorful 70’s inspired looks of the spring season that included vivid pieces and makeup reminiscent of Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver or Susan Sarandon in Pretty Baby.
This time a tailored and couture like feeling graced the runway often reminding me of a modern take on the Dick Tracy girl or a Rosalind Russel reporter type from all those 40’s flicks. The recurring standouts were dots that came in an array of ways – small, medium and large; matte and shiny, in both 3-D and flat, and in a slew of fabrics from prints and embroideries to rubber that mimicked paillettes and even more paillettes that mimicked fur. There were faux furs and real furs of sheared beaver with… you guessed it dots. And just when you thought the dots were the only thing worth remembering, lets not put aside the white shirts galore. Fit to flatter whether body hugging or loose and we can’t forget the sweaters…the thing that put Jacobs on the map to begin with, along with amazing coats in fabrics that ran the gamut and pops of rich primary car paint colors. Though you would be hard pressed to find a fashionista that doesn’t love Marc, this season offered something specials and wearable in a way that all can enjoy. Figure flattering pieces that maintained the fun in a more chic and grown up way. Every season Marc manages to create a scenario that we all want to jump into and this time maybe we all can…
On the flip side, at Marc by Marc Jacobs the hip seventies girl lived on in shades of pumpkin, cinnamon, aubergine and brown and tan. There were metallics, velvets and leather, deer prints and herringbones. Though Marc Jacobs was a chic city girl, the Marc by Marc Jacobs is still reigns in the downtown. These looks were sexy fun, flirty and luxe as ever. I adored the satin frocks with ruffled collars and the belted fur jackets that looked posh and pretty. Often times in the past the Marc by Marc girl can be all too young but these pieces seemed to cover a span from young to more mature. The bronze leather skirt and herringbone coats would translate well for almost anyone. And the fitted sweaters coats and skirts would bide well in any setting from day to evening when paired with the right pieces.
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