9.13.2007

NYC Spring 08: Marc Jacobs

As we all know by now, the Marc Jacobs show started 2 hours late. Editors are pissed, yadda yadda yadda. But I thought that after the clothes came out, everyone would've realized that it was worth the wait. Apparently not, and he has been getting bad reviews for it. Let me tell you something. It's horseshit. This is an absolutely beautiful and original collection. While I was looking through the collection on Style.com, I had my mouth open in awe. It's really, truly something else, definitely something not usually seen in New York runways but in the Paris ones. I don't know how he manages to come up with such fanciful creations each season, but he does. And even if I'm a bit upset that he's dating that douche, well, he clearly hasn't lost his touch and everything's forgiven.

Ok, so this is nuts. Absolutely nuts. That fringe is not made for real live, but as a runway piece. It's gorgeous. I really like the print (and I'm not usually a big fan of floral prints). It's disheveled but very chic, and the gloves are amazing even though they look like the ones I wore to help my mom wash the dishes when I was little.

This is great because it reminds me of a little girl playing dress up with a burnt blanket. Except, you know, utterly glamorous.

Although it reminded me a little of some of the finale dresses at Threeasfour, I couldn't help but fall in love with this dress. It's so over the top feminine that it becomes less feminine and very strong.

The genius in this look is that it's so unmistakably Marc. It's his signature pieces but turned on their side and made to fit with the general mad cap-underwear-as-outerwear-delicate theme.


And speaking of the underwear-as-outerwear theme, these are one of the most fun outfits in the show, and I think the most wearable. The top Coco Rocha is wearing in the first picture will look great over jeans or shorts, but the second look is by far the funnest. I can't imagine a better dress to wear while on a beach vacation somewhere fabulous.





And of course, it wouldn't be a Marc Jacobs show without some ridiculously amazing shoes, and this season he did NOT disappoint. They were all very awkward and very playful; with the shoes that are supposed to be "too small" for the wearer, the ones turned upside down and those gorgeous chunky lace boots. The bag on bag-bag is my favorite by far. I will seriously really really really try to save money to buy it (although with the way his prices keep rising every season, I'll probably have to get a second job). Definitely the best show of the season.

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