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.)
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.)
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.
marc jacobs show? just shocking!!!!! itÂ´s not marc jacobs…(grunge style) i dont like this kind of 80Â´s high sociaty look (with some 20Â´s reminicenses)but in terms of creativity is brilliant!!! best thing: the colors and the female tuxedo heÂ´s one of my favourites
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.
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?
I read a review at style.com and it said that MarcÂ´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!
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.