The fall 2010 collection by Marc Jacobs is here! And it's beautiful.
This season, Marc Jacobs proved himself to be ultimate fashion week leader -- by creating an anti-show. Surrounded by insiders with nary a Madonna or Gaga present, he sent a near-perfect collection prancing down the runway, all within walls of stapled brown cardboard.
Here's a few tidbits:
• The palette was almost entirely cream-and-beige, practically no color.
• Many looks came with Forties-esque trapeze skirts that fall just below the knee. Also spotted were silk camisoles, a wide-leg pantsuit, a beige fur coat, and sunglasses that resembled reading glasses.
The designer confirmed a longer-length hemline that had been seen as one of the season’s likely trends. There were some suits, including a three-piece menswear plaid one and a gray-flannel culotte version. The seats at Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 show and the rest of the set were wrapped up in brown craft paper with one big box-like structure sitting at the end of the runway. The lights dimmed and everyone scrambled to their seats. The paper (curtain) on the box suddenly got ripped away and behind the curtain, there were 56 models stood and all standing in neat little rows.
Jacobs added his stamp to the old-fashioned-ness of it all with inventive fluroishes: fur collars worn in reverse down the back, sequin long cardigans paired with calf-length wool skirts, and a light-as-air boudoir-inspired dress with lace. The feeling was retro and modest and the music was Somewhere Over the Rainbow. This is Fashion Week...we're not in Kansas anymore!