68 comments

  1. whyioughtta

    February 6, 2007 at 8:32 am

    Marc Jacobs: For someone like me who is a vintage freak, it was exciting to see an updated version of 70s-does-20s, a la Coppola’s “The Great Gatsby.” There are also still some mod elements in there: the bright colours and clean, simple lines–all still very exciting. Overall, the slim, masculine silhouette happens to be one I adore…

    But I’m sure he’ll get some flack for the collection. He calls it restrained and mature; others may see it as too safe. Personally, I thought it was gorgeous and yet also highly wearable.

    (The photo: very pretty; I love her understated bling.)

  2. k3

    February 6, 2007 at 9:18 am

    omg. i am in love with that lace :3

    as for the marc jacobs show, i couldn’t get past the hats. i did NOT like the hats at all.

  3. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 9:22 am

    I loved it and I don’t think such a departure from what’s going on right now (trapeze dresses and skinny pants still!) could be considered safe. The color was really sophisticated and there was still a lot of humor.

    Marc is the only NY designer who can really stand up to the Europeans and teach them something. Bravo, Marc!

  4. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 9:30 am

    I rarely watch shows so “No Comment” there.

    As to this photo, it’s nice. The outfit is probably stellar too and I want to see that sweater!!! It’s the pearls at the waist that do the trick.

    mltt

  5. www.jennyhyun.tv

    February 6, 2007 at 9:32 am

    I love the combination of all these different pieces. The lace adds a great feminine touch.

  6. Mauri D

    February 6, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Alas, cannot speak to the Marc Jacobs show, personally. However, I think this is the same young lady you photographed not long ago in front of the APC store in SOHO…and I am still absolutely enamoured.

  7. Parisjasmal

    February 6, 2007 at 9:53 am

    I loved the shade of light buttery yello he used so much. I know that sounds lame–but I loved it. His color palette was so beautiful and understated.

    I also loved the bright, sparkly orange top that he paired with the plain khaki skirt. That shirt is amazing. It was unexpected and exciting!

    The askew layering of the dresses reminded me very much of some pieces Tom Ford did at one of his last seasons at YSL.

    Some of the ensems Marc put together reminded me of golf. Don’t ask me, but that is the vibe I got.

  8. Maya

    February 6, 2007 at 10:04 am

    i thought that although the collection had some beautiful pieces they might be more impressive standing alone as individual pieces in the store than in the actual presentation
    i was a little underwhelmed

  9. Athena

    February 6, 2007 at 10:09 am

    I don’t know if I could wear most of the hats, but they all looked very chic and doable. I love Marc Jacobs accessories overall though. The gloves, shoes, bags, etc were all wonderful and chic. As for the clothing, I do like suits and some of the dresses. I enjoy the splashes of purple, green, etc. Not my most favourite of his collections, but definitely nice.

  10. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 10:13 am

    considering that I love the Great Gatsby…I LOVED IT!

  11. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 10:19 am

    Loved it – thought it was modern, feminine, strong, full of unusual color and unique fall proportion – perhaps not quite as runway-innovative as his spring collection, but in my mind in many ways a much more striking departure from current trends – less volume, the clothes make a whisper instead of a rustle.

  12. positive_negative

    February 6, 2007 at 10:23 am

    My first gut reaction was that I didn’t enjoy the show as a whole. Although there were some separates that I know will translate well off the runway (red leather pleated skirt), I thought that his cuts (in the dress shirts and jackets) and proportions were soo severe that they came off “cartoon-y.”

    And I don’t believe his choice in fabrics will appeal to a younger market. He is indeed great at getting his point of view across but I feel this time it worked against him. The clothes were too much like costumes and stodgy ones at that.

    I’m sorry, but I know there will be loyal Jacobs’ fans that will defend him.

  13. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 10:36 am

    she is amelie, isn’t it?
    moreno

  14. Katarina

    February 6, 2007 at 10:37 am

    What a adorable coat and dress, me like!! :-)

  15. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Loved it. Thought it was a VERY refreshing change– just when you’d expect another show of layers and layers, you are confronted with a collection with impeccable taste yet still so aesthetically appealing. The great part about Marc Jacobs’ show is that, despite the “absence” of volume, it was still undoubtedly his– his style and story still came through. And heck, HE looks great too!

  16. Ming_the_Merciless

    February 6, 2007 at 10:41 am

    I don’t always understand his work but I respect his creativity. As for this season, I love the hats and gloves. His coats are always to die for. The first half was pretty good; like whyioughtta said, very “The Great Gatsby” but the second half was pretty much recycled Donna Karan – long and lean draping with huge belts.

  17. anna

    February 6, 2007 at 10:48 am

    i thought it was lovely, it made me realize that i hadn’t lost my interest for fashion.

    the lines and the 30′s-70′s feel was exactly what i needed, and i would love to wear the hats.

    marc is always interesting

  18. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 11:00 am

    Loved the obscure detailing of the belts and art deco inspired jewelry and bags.

  19. Carlene

    February 6, 2007 at 11:01 am

    Marc Jacobs: Very 70s YSL/last season’s Prada/1930s illustration. The opening of the show (via video, anyway) was stunning. Those were some tall drinks of water, too, weren’t they?

  20. maomee

    February 6, 2007 at 11:21 am

    Well-made high waist collection. Accessories’ color is outstanding. Sleek line makes him being lovely designer.

  21. pillole di moda

    February 6, 2007 at 11:33 am

    I didn’t like it. Although i loved some single pieces (the red pleated skirt, some printed dresses), the lines were too straight for me. And the collars of all jackets/shirts were too big & pointy. I loved the mature woman, Katharine Hepburn style, but it would not be the kind of style i would see myself wearing.

  22. thelittlebird

    February 6, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    Hated the marc jacobs show! Well, with the exception of the little black dress with raspberry and purple ruffles at the bottom. I thought the collection was dated, stern, and depressing-looking. I can appreciate a well-done masculine silhouette, but these were so incredibly unflattering.

    However, the lady in the photo is lovely.
    (I much prefer more feminine looks.)

  23. Jack Daniel

    February 6, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    All the ladies were wearing hats…
    The 40′s style is back.

  24. Anne

    February 6, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    It was very 1930s/Deco. I’m glad to see him get away from his “girly” design muse, for once. It was time. I can’t wait to see how this collection influences other designers.

  25. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    I trust Marc Jacobs to be young, fun, and whimsical. This collection, while those elements are certainly woven in throughout some of it, lacked them as a whole. I don’t see myself wearing nearly any of the collection besides the belts and coats (I’m a 20-year old student living in NYC.) If I was a 50-year old working woman stuck in the early 90′s, MAYBE. This is my initial impression and perhaps a bit more analysis may change it, but at this point I’m a bit disappointed, I have to say. Hopefully my faith in Marc will be dedeemed via Marc by Marc Jacobs or Louis Vuitton.

  26. Material Girl

    February 6, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    I thought his fall line was perfection. Chic, sophisticated, wearable, and very New York.s

  27. lluviaschick

    February 6, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    marc jacobs show? just shocking!!!!! it´s not marc jacobs…(grunge style) i dont like this kind of 80´s high sociaty look (with some 20´s reminicenses)but in terms of creativity is brilliant!!!
    best thing: the colors and the female tuxedo
    he´s one of my favourites

  28. bea

    February 6, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    it looked a lot like last season’s prada don’t you think?

  29. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    I loved it!! I was kind of getting sick of the volume and this was unexpected in a good way.

  30. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    ‘Least I think she was beautiful! That dress..

  31. Axxon

    February 6, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    Marc Jacobs has always impressed me much like this young lady’s cheekbones do.

  32. LaurieAnn

    February 6, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    I loved the entire collection, but more than that I love how Marc’s collections always evoke strong opinions.

  33. Gidget Bananas

    February 6, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    I thought Marc Jacobs’ clothes were totally wearable — by me. He and other fashionistas may not regard being worn by a middle-aged, mid-sized, almost-middle-American as a compliment, but too damn bad. I’ll have to run out and get one of Jacobs’ gorgeous coats and a sleek pair of pants or two before he goes back to grunge.

  34. Dino

    February 6, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    Fascinating. Could be criticized for time capsule specifics a la his AW ’03 Courreges / Gernreich collection. Since I missed Karls Train Bleu to Monte Carlo I’m thinking this is the ticket to Marcs Deauville. Loving the hats and makeup. Are the looks a little too Petra Von Kant for Poirot’s Miss Lemmon?

  35. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    Iloved it. the previous post nails it perfectly. I was beginning to think that his clothes were looking a bit homely and doudy. This is a great change! I love the big hats!

  36. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    I love Marc Jacobs and I especially love this collection! The pieces looked very wearable and beautiful. I can’t wait for next fall to get one of the fabulous coats!

  37. daniqueconijn

    February 6, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    i wish i was there,, :(

    won’t you take me to a mj show?

    i could never get in!

  38. AnastasiaC

    February 6, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    I love this girls look – is she an editor? her lace skirt peeping through is so pretty…

    I just saw pics from the show online at UK Vogue – love the simple elongated shapes, lots of solid colour,sophisticated look !! a fresh take on 20′s and romantic 70′s….I quite liked it…

  39. 4times square addict

    February 6, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    I read a review at style.com and it said that Marc´s fall show was classic american, but for me it wasnt classic at all.
    It was mature, with a little european touch, it was beautiful and subversive
    Bravo!

  40. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    i’m definitely in the “too safe” camp: i’m glad he (and most of the other designers so far) are moving away from the overly fluffy spring look, but this collection just seemed boring to me. the genie pants from his spring show are obviously a losing proposition, but aren’t there more interesting things to do than this overly familiar silhoutte?

    (of course, i only see the shows on nymag and style.com!)

  41. Q

    February 6, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    Cute outfit by girl, love the lace with wool coat layering; so-so show by Marc, though.

    I loved the set design with the art nouveau runway, but the clothes were too old and serious (minus the third-grade-ish primary colors). But I can definitely see myself wearing some of the gorgeous black dresses, like here: http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashionshows/F2007RTW/MJACOBS/RUNWAY/00330m.jpg

    Loving Marc’s new hair cut and clean oxford look at the end!

  42. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    Re: Marc Jacobs. Very VERY Jean Muir, with a little Biba, and the costumes from the Conformist, Cabaret, and The Damned.

  43. Jenny

    February 6, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    It’s interesting to read some of the opinions people posted. I agree with some that say it reminds them of YSL, but definitely with a more updated wearable take. It also reminded me of some Bertolucci films. I feel in love with a white coat. It had a slight kimono look, but beautifully fitted. I didn’t like some of the hats, but the hat on this coat was gorgeous too, a downplayed shape with a simple charcoal gray band.

    I was not a fan of some of the pieces with “graphic designs”, because I am just generally not attracted to that type of clothing. Perhaps, overall, the collection was not as “pleasing to the eye” as his previous, multi-layer ones were, but I still think his ideas were a great starting point for a new design approach. The colors were definitely very basic and even distinctly primary, and I can’t decide whether or not I like that.

    But, my favorite element was definitely the runway- the gray tile pattern was a great background for the clothes.

  44. Jenny

    February 6, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    Oh, and of course, his fans in New York will still be fiercely loyal. He is our boy, after all.

  45. Pink

    February 6, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    we all adore Marc but he should have saved this direction for Louis Vuitton, no?

    your girl was channeling Sofia, even her body language.

    you should publish your photos, they’re great.

  46. Pink

    February 6, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    we all adore Marc but he should have saved this direction for Louis Vuitton, no?

    your girl was channeling Sofia, even her body language.

    you should publish your photos, they’re great.

  47. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    I like his dresses, but the hats were too generic looking. Sometimes his clothes seem to be pulled straight out of thrift stores, too vintage without a modern twist. You can see that he is trying to add this modern element, and keep the vintage homage going.

    Some of the models are too generic and thin. Sorry, but the clothes needed more than mannequins.

  48. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 11:05 pm

    marc jacobs show…it was very much not ‘jacob-y’ it was a little too clean cut for me. although, i guess these are actually pieces i would wear. i actually liked the hats, they added some ‘pizzazz’ to the otherwise almost bland collection.

  49. Anonymous

    February 6, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    This is Suzanne Deeken, who used to do some styling and consulting for Marc Jacobs – maybe she still does? She always holds herself so elegantly.

  50. Anonymous

    February 7, 2007 at 12:59 am

    question: what coat is the girl wearing? (is it MJ?)

  51. Anonymous

    February 7, 2007 at 1:00 am

    what coat is the girl wearing?

  52. Anonymous

    February 7, 2007 at 2:30 am

    Anybody know where she got that lace dress/skirt from? I love it.

  53. Lolita

    February 7, 2007 at 4:02 am

    I didn’t like it. To much Falcon Crest and “elegant old lady” over it..

  54. Anonymous

    February 7, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    I thought his show was so surprising and cleansing. Rather than the brilliant offerings of the past that were destined to be brought off the runway and onto the streets, I thought these clothes were mostly about ideas/art direction. It reminded me of his other “palate cleanser” that preceded the last two gorgeous seasons. Personally I am glad for the break – sometimes a rest period is good for fashion, don’t you?

  55. seeingyouthere

    February 7, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    she is precious.

  56. Sara

    February 7, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    really lovely+ i think it is still him only more grown up. The charming and kitchy details are still there, but more refined and ladylike. I loved it+

  57. fashionaddict

    February 7, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    I like the outfit – not everyone can pull off granny chic so elegantly and not look costume-y.

    The minute the show opened with the red coat, I was hooked. Thank god the layers of last winter was gone. The hats were great, and the accessories have down-sized a bit, less cartoon-ish and actually practical, although the oversized clutches were a bit too Prada.

  58. Jessica M.

    February 8, 2007 at 1:39 am

    I thought the show was really interesting because all of the sudden all of the volume and pleating and puffs on everyone else’s clothes look a little ‘dated’.

    And I think a lot of the clothes are beautiful and really salable. The problem is, I’m not sure Jacob’s clientele is going to be the people buying. It’s a little old for them. There’s very little young or flirty /hipster. It says ‘Great Gatsby’ and I think that if it came from Bill Blass or YSL, it would sell huge. But will Bill Blass/YSL customers even look?

  59. Ebun

    February 8, 2007 at 3:25 am

    It’s definitely time we departed from volume and Marc Jacobs makes a brilliant departure.

    The lines are understated and require a mature sartorialists’ eye to appreciate them.

    I love the sharp scissors like collars, and the way the colour of the model’s hair adds a lift to the colours in the collection.

    Perhpas a more creative delivery of the show would have inspired a wider spread appreciation for the clothes.

  60. Anonymous

    February 8, 2007 at 10:02 am

    WAS AMAZING. Love the clean “bored” look.

  61. fashionfanatic60

    February 8, 2007 at 10:14 am

    I was really disappointed that he went back to doing reworked vintage, as is is stock in trade. I was hoping he was going to continue forward in the present tense, as in his last two collection. Great presentation, though. And it was fun to watch Amber Valletta watching Shalom Harlowe walk the runway.

  62. Anonymous

    February 8, 2007 at 11:19 am

    Some of the sweaters look to be direct copies of Perry Ellis’s Delauney/Russian Constrctivist collection of the mid-80s (when Perry was still alive).

    Anyway, I really like the collection.

  63. eurobrat

    February 8, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    really lovely shot.

  64. positive_negative

    February 8, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    You know, the more I think about it, the more I want to express that the reason I didn’t like the show wasn’t because it was geared at an older crowd, but that it’s what YOU EXPECT an older crowd to dress which is stiff and drab and I don’t think any of the older women I come into contact with want to be perceived that way.

  65. Jessica M.

    February 9, 2007 at 4:52 am

    Positive-negative’s comment is perhaps the most perceptive thing I’ve ever seen written here – aside from sart’s, of course.

  66. Blue Floppy Hat

    February 10, 2007 at 2:22 am

    Pure class, with just enough whimsy to keep it fresh (that collar!)

    The Marc Jacobs show…to be honest, it reminded me a little of Miu Miu S/S 07 (which wasn’t all bad), but I really liked the hats.

  67. lynne

    February 10, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    love her! don’t love this collection
    reminds me of my mother in the 60′s/70′s
    boring

  68. Juanita

    September 13, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    This is a great look but she must be just BOILING in that wool coat AND a jersey!

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