Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Marc Jacobs Fall 2011

Another great collection from Marc Jacobs.
However, this collection feels like it should be a Louis Vuitton collection in the sense that it’s so refined and dressed up. I guess I’ve always thought of Marc Jacobs collection as sportier and LV as almost couture.

This collection makes me even more curious about what the LV show will bring in Paris.


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  1. LMB

    February 15, 2011 at 9:32 am

    sooo awesome!!


    February 15, 2011 at 9:32 am

    wow! i totally agree, at first glance with the dark hues and mature materials I thought LV but then i noticed the geometrical skirts and funky shoes, but alway always genius.

    great images I can see down to every texture,
    (i feel front row)


  3. Viorella

    February 15, 2011 at 9:33 am

    It does have this LV feeling, but then again if I see the bag in that first image I'm like "ahh Marc!". Right?

    The decor looks stunning by the way!


  4. Tassos P

    February 15, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Such a perfect collection! Excellent looks!.
    I would just leave hats and gloves out but all the rest are amaaaaaaaaaazing creations.
    I can't remember liking Marc Jacobs that much.

    Thank you for sharing Scott!

  5. ANNA

    February 15, 2011 at 9:35 am

    It had some classical Marc Jacobs elements too it, but I agree… The collection resembles more a LV collection! I am excited to see it now though!

    Xx Anna

  6. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Hallo Scott,

    I was thinking the same, how classy it is and how the little white collar thing accentuates it.
    Cant wait to see the LV
    You my favourite daily read:)

  7. Rachel

    February 15, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I just love polka dot tights!! Founda pair yesterday .. nothing says 'funky' quite like they do!

    :) Rach

  8. Alice Olive

    February 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I thought Marc Jacobs' last collection was quite refined and elegant, too. The dresses, the greys, the fabrics, the A-line of the skirts and the elegant pointy-toed shoes. I like this, too. Particularly the play on polka dots.

  9. S

    February 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Definitely interesting. Not sure if I love the polka dots. Great photos though.


    February 15, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Wow! Trust Marc Jacobs to come up with such impressive clothes. I hadn't been that impressed by the New York Fashion Week collections so far, but this one is brilliant.
    I love the shapes & the way he mixes textures together.



    February 15, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Beautiful! I love the spots, Marc makes them so refined and elegant!

  12. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Wow. Real clothing. It's almost breathtaking.

  13. Sabrina T.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:49 am

    i love this collection!shoes and jacket are awesome!!!


  14. Gabrielle Pascua

    February 15, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I agree, but the repetitive dot detailing adds playfulness to it, though. I guess that should heighten our expectations for LV? Hopefully Marc can deliver…but I don't doubt him!

    I love you fashion week insight, since subtext is a rarity, so insightful! Amazing pictures Scott, as per usual!

    Xx Gaby

  15. Tatiane Dutra

    February 15, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Uhhhhh….Thats amazing collection

    I loved this

  16. karnit

    February 15, 2011 at 10:00 am

    love the collection but I totally agree on the LV feel it has. The only thing I just don't get, are these strange hats(head covers) that you see now in so many shows.

  17. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

    It looks like to much as a Balenciaga collection…..

  18. flauntstyle

    February 15, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I completely agree the collection is very LV, except some of the pieces did make it a sporty version (i.e. rubber wedges).
    The show was amazing. From runway setup to music.
    Thanks for great photos.

    Melanie @ http://flaunt-style.com

  19. House of Hemingway

    February 15, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Wow, I absolutely agree. I though there is an element of "fun" within it with those circle-skirts. I look forward to more shows to come!


  20. T H E F A T T A C K

    February 15, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Dots are cool.


  21. Collections

    February 15, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I'm loving all the polka dots. So gorgeous.


  22. Maryanne

    February 15, 2011 at 10:11 am

    1950's and 1960's influences.
    just beautiful, streamlined, sleek and feminine.
    it does seem more like an LV collection.

    polka dot stockings.
    the hosiery industry is glad to be back in fashion.

  23. [email protected]

    February 15, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Genius beyond genius! Loving the dots…happens to be a weakness of mine and he does them in a grown up yet playful way. Thanks so much for sharing!

  24. wordbyjessie.com

    February 15, 2011 at 10:15 am

    completely hated the show. but your pictures are marvelous.

  25. ashley

    February 15, 2011 at 10:17 am

    i can't imagine it gets better than this. the details are outstanding.

  26. Christy

    February 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Love the tights, love that pink dress with the scale like paillettes. I agree this collection has a very "grown up", proper feel, I usually equate Marc Jacobs with more youthful looks.

  27. Inspiration exists

    February 15, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Really liked the sophisticated glamour of the collection, still playful with the polka dots motif everywhere.


  28. comme fraiche

    February 15, 2011 at 10:26 am

    If you could only see one show, I would recommend Marc Jacobs, always in a class by itself

  29. Amaezing Fashion

    February 15, 2011 at 10:27 am

    polka dots everywhereeeeee


  30. Nicole Dao

    February 15, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Now, this is why Marc Jacobs is my absolute favorite designer! He took polka dots to a whole different level. That skirt with the large blue sequins (if you could even call them that) is gorgeous. Bravo!


  31. Jerome C.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:36 am

    i love the hats, Marc jocobs brings back the frency classy look :D


  32. caromari

    February 15, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I want to like this collect bc I love MJ as an artist but I just can't. It's not scrumptous enough to be LV and not nerdy-chic enough to be MJ. I don't covet any of the pieces. I don't see an overriding statement. They don't look fun or feminine or even cutting edge. All of the rubber makes me claustrophobic (yes, even the button-downs are plastic). I don't see this collection having the impact on the fashion vernacular that most of his others do. 'Meh" for me. (I think we've been programmed to like what he puts out and we just need to be startled out of our comas!)

  33. [email protected]

    February 15, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Polka dots are in for the fall i guess!

  34. crystal glamour

    February 15, 2011 at 10:46 am

  35. CynthiaC

    February 15, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Didn't quite get the polka dot hats. Guess it was sort of a gimmick. And while I like the longer hemlines, I'm not too sure how well that would translate on people my size. I'm 5'2"ish, rather slim, but probably won't want to go beyond 1" below the knee…maybe 1 1/2".

  36. The Photodiarist

    February 15, 2011 at 10:56 am

    While he isn't one of my favorite designers, I can totally recognize his genius!

  37. wearona

    February 15, 2011 at 11:08 am

    In fact I am a little bit disappointed. Of course the collection is rather LV than MJ but after all the general look is rather old fashioned except the use of new materials & the excellent shots by Scott. Let´s wait for the LV collection.

  38. Gunji

    February 15, 2011 at 11:13 am

    i love the polka dots. it's inspired by the japanese artist yayoi kusama. i love her!

  39. como una aparición

    February 15, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Great collection

  40. Kazuko

    February 15, 2011 at 11:23 am

    stunning – the collection and your pictures.

  41. thwany

    February 15, 2011 at 11:30 am

    those hats!

  42. cca.

    February 15, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I agree this collection felt more LV. But so far this is my favorite for NYFW. I love polka dots and the cinched waist silhouette

  43. Audi A4

    February 15, 2011 at 11:59 am

    It's great…
    Finally, it's going polka dots.
    Its very eseay to add to any look and style.
    Great idea.

  44. Anastasia

    February 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Я всегда мечтала побывать на таком шоу… Надеюсь мое желание когда-нибудь сбудется =)

  45. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Everyone is oohing and aahing over this. Well made, no doubt, but I miss the joy.

  46. TT's Attic

    February 15, 2011 at 12:19 pm

  47. carole

    February 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Great photos…fabulous collection!

  48. ANIKA

    February 15, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I'm looking forward to a polkadot winter :D

  49. h

    February 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    this collection is perverse. brilliant

  50. Manja

    February 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm


  51. ▲▲Lacing Up▲▲

    February 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    loved this collection, with the polka dots on polka dots and all of the different patterns and textures. definitely agree with it having more of a dressed up louis vuitton look


  52. caribbelle

    February 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    this is a testament to the designer's amazing talent. I'm absolutely in love with the textures, subtle pops of color and silhouettes. Kudos to M Jacobs. I'll be looking forward to creating some inspired pieces on my little sewing machine :)

  53. proletarian Great Gatsby

    February 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Dior + Rabanne + Blade Runner

  54. reigs

    February 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    The colour of that skirt is amazing!

  55. Noumia's papers

    February 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Marc Jacobs is a genious, I love him. I want this pink dress !



  56. princessglee

    February 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Lol, that's a fun take on polka dots. I hope it catches on.

  57. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    The looks as shown are a bit too LV-ish, but each piece could be taken on its own, combined with cooler bits, and re-contextualized into something interesting. Any of the jackets would look fabulous with tatty jeans and boots; the dot skirts would look great with a plain cotton tank…

  58. My Heart Blogged

    February 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I think this is my favorite collection. I love polka dots. They are classic, cute, and chic.
    My Heart Blogged

  59. kate

    February 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Fantastic pieces. Very very nice. He made it his own with the textures and colors. Perfect Fall collection.

  60. hogger and co.

    February 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Looks great. Polka dot overload!

  61. Mary ❤ Mur

    February 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    good colllection……
    but not in my style. XD

  62. Purple Heels

    February 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    LV goes back to basics on this collection with pencil skirts and polka dots. I find the collection very elegant, simple and wearable. I specifically like the skirt with green circles, because it stands out. I find it innovative but pairing it with another polka-dotted leggings may be overkill.

    Simple cuts with great fabric texture and a bit of latex.. brilliant reincarnation of classics.

  63. Home Renn

    February 15, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Marc Jacobs is always amazing

  64. laura

    February 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Looks ridiculous.. Who would want to look like that?

  65. sherie'

    February 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    gorgeous, painterly

  66. Shevah

    February 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I am in love with this. Genius.


  67. sequingown

    February 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Noooo!The edge is there. It is Marc Jacobs, definitely!

  68. Anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I have a question Mr. sartorialist:
    What do you consider great when looking at collections? In specific? I'm just curious

  69. Fanya

    February 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm


    They make the weather right now seem much more bearable (20 deg F with 20mph wind. Blah).

  70. Marrisa

    February 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I loved this collection!
    Please Check out my blog and follow me!

  71. Sophie Mhabille

    February 15, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    What a strong collection. Polka dots are everywhere


    February 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I love this you got amazing shots– Marc Jacobs is seriously genius, and I agree with you about the LV comment!


  73. Anna

    February 15, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    love your shots, interesting observation – I've always thought to Marc Jacobs as couture…

  74. Esteban L.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    really nice, but the dots skirts are actually the same as Marni ones, inclusive Anna Wintour wore them at once.

  75. BASIIK

    February 15, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I love all the polka dots. Such a great collection.


  76. Lindsey

    February 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Love it! The polka dots especially are fantastic


  77. Grace Escudero - The Afeminada

    February 16, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Marc Jacobs has been reading my mind! I love anything with polkadots :)



  78. Animée. R

    February 16, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Way too bulky for my taste.I wonder if the ready-to-wear versions will be that bulky too…

  79. Sandra

    February 16, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Totally agree!!

    Love the photos and the colour of the collection!


  80. Joanna Paulsen

    February 16, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Funny looking, but artistic!


  81. 82Brute

    February 16, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Love the 1940s vibe and the use of color, shine and texture. (The pink rubber lizard is kind of a mess, though.) I question the combo of the below-the-knee skirt length with shin-high boots. What's left of the leg on most women is the beefy part of the calf. Not particularly flattering on most women, though it works on these extra tall/svelte models.

  82. Anonymous

    February 16, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I am slightly worried about the huge sleeves in the first pic. I really hated the 80s and all that huge clothing. I prefer the suit with the fur polka dots (sans the dots). It is tucked and nipped in such a cunning way just under the shoulder.

  83. Mr. Peter

    February 16, 2011 at 10:45 am

    amazing collection, it's Marc


  84. fashionsdirtylaundry

    February 16, 2011 at 11:15 am

    These are the best photos of this collection that display the texture in his garments…

  85. fashionsdirtylaundry

    February 16, 2011 at 11:17 am

    These are the best photos of this collection– they really showcase the texture of the fabric!

  86. Ultra Violette

    February 16, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    love the polka dot theme!
    follow me!

  87. Annie Speck

    February 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Wowsy! Love your smashing Style! You are an inspiration to us Bloggers ~ Bravo!
    Kisses xxx ~ Annie

  88. little wise owl

    February 16, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    love the alliteration with the polka dots. so much fun

  89. Anonymous

    February 17, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Dear 82Brute (whose comments I often enjoy)–it's the _muscular_ part of the calf. "Beefy" sounds negative–strength is beautiful! :)

  90. Eline

    February 17, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Great collection.

  91. E...

    February 17, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Really cool pics, I lvoe pois!


  92. Braces

    February 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I like the second to last one..

  93. David

    February 19, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Photo #1 is my favorite: dots on purse match leggings and buttons on coat. This feels like the look the designer wanted with the leggings on each model. Cool shot too, lights on foot are lined up perfectly for a stream of dark grey shadow in the middle of lighter grey shadow .

  94. Anonymous

    February 19, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    MJ is tricky enough to make a"summary" out of what other (actually) creative real designers have produced a season before, find the whole thing a faky-freaky mixture…and fans nod accepting without reflection.

  95. holliegeorgia-x

    February 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    wow, quite a lot of repeated patterns featured in all of these looks.. interesting!

    From a 13 year old fashion blogger who was on the Sartorialist in October!(: xx


  96. David

    February 20, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    i am coo coo for polka dots…love the fish scales…distinctly parisian

  97. Anonymous

    February 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    one part of Marni, one and half Guesquiére, a little shot of Stells.sprinkle with J Sander, sND voila!!!, well served in a fine and expensive glass get yourself the perfect MJ drink…

  98. KateRammou

    February 21, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I think the are beautiful and have something extravagant(omg polka dots areso back) but together chic….
    From a fashion addict..

  99. Cristina

    February 22, 2011 at 8:35 am

    How beautiful are your pictures??!! Just lovely!

    Add my blog at http://myquirkymate.blogspot.com


  100. Cecilia

    September 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I love your blog, the same way I adore Garance’s.

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