Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Marc Jacobs Fall 2006

Some shows are just so beautiful it literally hurts.
This show captures everything I love about design.
Color, volume, texture, layering, mixing divergent references and best of all the collection always looks even better in the store than is does in runway photos.

Marc Jacobs has earned every bit of respect he has garnered in his career, and he still relatively young. So what has to happen for us to begin considering that he just may be the most important designer America has ever produced?


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  1. sarno

    February 8, 2006 at 8:57 pm

    you can’t call him that simply because the guy is dreadful at dressing men. almost as bad as michael kors. he can’t, he has no imagination for men.

  2. The Sartorialist

    February 8, 2006 at 11:11 pm

    it took him 10 years to really hit his groove in women’s so maybe he just needs a few more years to work it out. His mens is a lot cooler though than Michael, Calvin, Donna.

    In an odd way Ralph is so untrendy that I think it helps make the collection pretty cool.

  3. sarno

    February 8, 2006 at 11:40 pm

    try as i might, i just don’t see a day when i would stop buying RL. i may travel far and wide and take a liking to so many other designers, but every year i find myself buying at least one or two polo items. not on principal, i just always seem to find something i like. i think when you have that large and varied a catalogue and so many desingers working for you, somewhere someone is going to make something nice for Ralph–not luxe, not trendy, just nice, classic. i feel the same way though less so about calvin and dkny. they follow more often than they lead. hell, they mostly follow.

    my gripe with jacobs, though, is his inexplicable jones for retro–BAD retro. the fact that many items are italian-made with fine materials only makes the poor designs stand out more. yech. i’m glad, tho, that he’s over the audrey hepburn thing. that’s good for the girls.

  4. Meredith

    February 9, 2006 at 9:43 am

    Really? I looked at the pictures from this show and was totally unimpressed – one might even say revolted. I don’t know why he chose to revisit his “grunge” look of the early ’90s, but I see it all over this collection. Too many layers, loose cuts.. the only thing I really liked was the overcoat you posted.

    And all of this is quite sad to me since I normally really love MJ!

  5. The Sartorialist

    February 9, 2006 at 3:25 pm

    Who has been better?
    I’m not holding my breathe for Donna or Calvin.
    Narciso was the same thing, different day.
    Tuleh is years away.
    The only real competition in the future ,as it stands right now, is Proenza Schouler.

  6. Chad Moore

    February 9, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    I read somewhere that Marc doesn’t even design any of his menswear, he just has a creative team. I’ll try to find the interview.

  7. The Sartorialist

    February 9, 2006 at 5:19 pm

    Every big time designer has a design team but Marc’s collection is done with such a consistent hand that you can tell he is very involved with what goes down the runway.

  8. Anonymous

    February 10, 2006 at 2:54 am

    I read that article too, Chad Moore re him not even designing his menswear line. It’s online at I think Marc Jacobs is overrated. He is very talented at copying other designers, has an excellent design team and even better stylists. I wonder when will people realise he is just an imitator..

  9. Danielle

    February 13, 2006 at 7:37 am

    What I don’t get is that when I dress that way, I’m a slob, but when Marc Jacobs sends it down the runway, it’s considered genius. Maybe I should say I’m wearing MJ instead of admitting it’s from Goodwill.

  10. The Sartorialist

    February 13, 2006 at 8:01 am

    Everyone is focusing on the layering but the reason it doesn’t look sloppy is because of how well the clothes fit the model.

    Look at the photo second from the top, look how well that jacket fits her, that is the subtle thing that most people don’t pick-up and don’t tell me it is because she is a model, she had two or three fittings before the show to make sure it fit. Any person off the street can have their clothes fit by a local tailor.

    If you are shopping at Goodwill (nothing wrong with that) then you are probably not getting items that are close to your size. How about spending a little bit of the money you saved on a top rate tailor, Get the sleeve length right, nip in the waist for your proportion. etc – don’t forget, you get what you pay for.

  11. Rebecca

    February 17, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    Hey, Sartorialist, you sound like me, spouting off about what I do not know, not the top-notch professional I’m sure you are. Danielle is a top rate tailor.

  12. Anonymous

    September 26, 2006 at 12:10 pm

    i appreciate this collection but im still young and more colourful shows such as dolce and gabbana and anna sui made more of an impression on me -great shapes and textures though!he is one of the best designers of our time and you the best sartorialist!!!

  13. Anonymous

    February 12, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    One of my favourite collections ever!

  14. Antoinette

    April 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm


  15. Connie

    January 2, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I agree! I have scrap books of clothes from throuhout the last 35 years and some magazines as well as shows just do a superb job of pleasing the eye. Over the years I have been captivated by some clothes and I still look back at them lovingly and longingly (lol). I love the runway shows now that they are on your site. Alot of us never get to see them. Even here in Kansas there is a lady in the evening of her life, if not early evening (61) that would love to be able to watch all the runway shows on tele. Thanks, Sartorialist, I got both your books for Christmas! Connie

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