New York’s Keeper of the Fashion Flame
In a show that was truly worth the wait, Marc Jacobs continued his unabashed focus on haute couture-like creations. It was truly an extraordinary show, and of course it was executed in the most Marc Jacobs fashion ever. Only a designer of Marc Jacobs caliber could have pulled off a show like the one he presented at the Park Avenue Armory consisting of a sea of tulle in candy-colored hues.
Season after season, Marc Jacobs makes it clear: he’s a showman who puts everything he’s got into each presentation of his collections. Like the 19th century poet in Moulin Rouge!, believing in beauty and living for love, above all. If this is the kind of show Jacobs wants to put on every season, then who are we to decline an invitation? If only Jacob’s could have stuck to his usually punctual ways, everyone could have stayed to see the theatre unfold.
The collection was resplendent with silk and feathers, tweeds and tiered ruffled dresses that gave a new meaning to the swan waspy style of society icons like Babe Paley and Deeda Blair. The models embodied a 60s era Yves Saint Laurent vibe with egg-shaped, back-combed hairdos, pussy bows and colorful feather headdresses pinned atop of their heads. Dropped-waist skirts and sequin-adorned dresses danced down the runway, with each one more tantalizing than the next. Evening numbers were embellished with feathers and dramatic layers of tiered chiffon frills. It was truly a sight to behold. Marc Jacob’s collection, as always is truly memorable and worth to close the last day of fashion week. After all “Marc Jacobs is New York’s keeper of the fashion flame.”