Monday, February 13, 2012

Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012


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  1. monkeyshines

    February 13, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    fabulous wintery elements!


  2. Leira Zetroc

    February 13, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    These zany pieces remind me of Alice in Wonderland!–the Mad Hatter!

  3. Kate

    February 13, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    One of those hats is exactly what I need to hide the wear and tear of Fashion Week on my face :)


  4. Maria

    February 13, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I have no words to describe such an ugly collection. I was looking for comments in Google but couldn’t find any. I guess people might be processing this show of bad taste.

    • Meyks

      August 22, 2012 at 8:19 am

      I agree!!!

  5. Ahka Vintage

    February 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Does this mean that hats are making a comeback? I hop so!

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    Ahka Vintage BLOG

  6. Natalie

    February 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Wow! Magnificent hats & boucle coats… Love the cream boucle coat!

    Check out my first post at

  7. Diane

    February 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    These are wonderful and fun outfits! Perfect for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

  8. CBC

    February 13, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    very Eliza Doolittle…..

  9. CBC

    February 13, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Love Eliza Doolitle…..

  10. Martine

    February 13, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    I love the Louis XVI shoes!!!!!! Don’t like the Japanese youth hats. Like the tulip shaped skirts on those dresses. All together not so sure. I guess I like. The hats are just so distracting. They make it hard to figure out what the outfit really looks like without them.

  11. Name*

    February 13, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Anyone else love the tights/sock. shoes with big buckles? I sure do.

  12. AimEMcC13

    February 13, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    The Horror

  13. Patrick

    February 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Downton Abbey influence?

  14. lana

    February 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    looks like marc jacobs watched the pick up artist on repeat!
    its the hat that kills me. and i’m a devoted fan of marc jacobs.

  15. The Photodiarist

    February 14, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Wild! I love it.

  16. h

    February 14, 2012 at 12:19 am


  17. Jessica M

    February 14, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I’m looking at some sort of 90′s throwback, which I’m not sure what to feel about. It seems kind of random. The shoes are faux witchy and cool, however.

  18. Amber

    February 14, 2012 at 12:58 am

    u g l y…. Yikes!!!!!

  19. Also Jessica M

    February 14, 2012 at 1:02 am

    OK, all I can say about this is:,+beret,+angora.jpg

    Seriously, that is some awful ’90′s, cat-in-the-hat raver bulls**t.


  20. Dorothy Chartrand

    February 14, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Ridiculous! I’m so mad that I wasted a minute of my life even looking thru this collection of photos…is this a joke?

  21. Aga's suitcase

    February 14, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Beautiful! I love the shoes!

  22. White Perla

    February 14, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Beautiful, I like Marc Jacobs:)

  23. jas

    February 14, 2012 at 1:46 am

    mad-hatters party anyone?

  24. Reptilia

    February 14, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Great Collection!!


  25. MissConcept

    February 14, 2012 at 1:55 am


  26. Maxi

    February 14, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Cool Shoes

  27. Johnny

    February 14, 2012 at 2:05 am

    What happened to Marc Jabocs???

  28. Irene's Closet

    February 14, 2012 at 2:10 am

    I was waiting for this, awesome!


  29. The life after

    February 14, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Difinetely, I’m not liking this collection!

    The Life After

  30. t.l.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:27 am

    helena bonham carter.

  31. Samuella

    February 14, 2012 at 2:35 am

    I am blown away. I just love it!

  32. mariad

    February 14, 2012 at 2:45 am

    I used to be a big supporter of Marc Jacobs, but yes, this collection is horrible. :/

  33. irene

    February 14, 2012 at 3:05 am

    a particular use of shapes and volumes that i dont know if i like or not

  34. Julie

    February 14, 2012 at 3:28 am

    helena bonham carter must be so happy and inspired.

  35. Stylosophism

    February 14, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Those are hats!!

  36. Emanuel I.

    February 14, 2012 at 3:43 am

    Thisi is absolutely gorgeous!
    Thank you!

  37. Nicholas

    February 14, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Fashion is, as a matter of necessity, about curiosity and the desire for more. If we didn’t have people like marc jacobs who were brave enough to throw out new ideas without worrying about if they are conventionally ugly women would all literally still be wearing corsets.

  38. bonnie clyde marni

    February 14, 2012 at 4:16 am

  39. Nolita Vintage

    February 14, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Not a big fan of the collection, some coats are lovely but altogether it is just a mess.

  40. October

    February 14, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Helena Bonham Carter will be happy x

  41. gtamez

    February 14, 2012 at 5:00 am

    great play with proportions and loose geometry!

  42. AtaGlance

    February 14, 2012 at 5:18 am

    This collection is hideous beyond belief. An unflattering cacophony of colours and shapes. It looks like a student’s end-of-year show.

  43. Nadia

    February 14, 2012 at 5:18 am

    what a big hat!

    I like but not at all

  44. roelien

    February 14, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Strong Yohji and Comme vibes, yes, but far less creative and inventive. Inexcusable use of fur. Disappointing and silly.

  45. FashionUm

    February 14, 2012 at 5:36 am

    These caps are really astonishing. Wonder how it looks in real!
    Show Your Outfit !

  46. La Vie Quotidienne

    February 14, 2012 at 6:07 am

    NICe blue background colour for fashion outfits and pics.

    I love little hat like models you show.

    Today i lost my keys, but i’m so happy because now is snowing:

    XOXO from Munich

    La Vie Quotidienne

  47. Erica

    February 14, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Love this runway :) Shoes remind me to puss in boots!

  48. Michelle Lee

    February 14, 2012 at 6:40 am

    wow love the third look!

  49. Stefania

    February 14, 2012 at 6:45 am

    The hats are a little Pam Anderson circa ’99….

  50. bobby gonzalez

    February 14, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Seems very contrived.
    There’s no point in the oversized clothing, if he’s playing with scale √° la Alice and the mad hatter etc. (in itself a rather unoriginal inspiration) then it’s not working.

    Colours and patterns don’t gel well together either, kind of nauseating actually – and not in a good way…

  51. fashionisable

    February 14, 2012 at 6:52 am

  52. Natasha Fatah

    February 14, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Looks like the hats were inspired by Jamaroquoi from the 90s!


  53. Mica

    February 14, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Wow the hats are crazy!

  54. divali

    February 14, 2012 at 7:37 am

    That is sooo ridiculous, complete desperation. Talk about ‘the kings new clothes’.

  55. Virginie

    February 14, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Welcome to Alice in Wonderland! Unexpected..


  56. Serdane

    February 14, 2012 at 7:59 am

    This show is incredible ! I like these hat because it reminds me this hat that Lady Gaga is wearing at the end of her ” Marry The Night ” clip ! Amazing

  57. Carol Markel

    February 14, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Ludicrous and ugly.

  58. bisbee

    February 14, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Sorry – I know it’s runway, but those hats are ridiculous.

  59. CBC

    February 14, 2012 at 8:31 am

    These r great pices….Great show….it’s a SHOW

  60. V

    February 14, 2012 at 8:33 am

    it reminds me of Tim Burton’s work…very cool!

  61. Sunny Side

    February 14, 2012 at 8:33 am

    The second one looks like “Cosette” Les Miserables …

  62. Jess @ In The Know

    February 14, 2012 at 8:41 am

    The only thing I love is the print on the dress in the second photo. The rest is just too bulky for my taste. Those hats and jackets – eek!

    Jess @ In The Know

  63. Carmen

    February 14, 2012 at 8:42 am

    NASTY except for the shoes !

  64. coline

    February 14, 2012 at 8:57 am

    ohmygosh hattssss!!!!!!

  65. melissa

    February 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I would not consider this a “new idea”….
    I too, feel there is nothing even artistic about these cloths and the combinations.
    Perhaps, putting the collection together like this makes it just seem like a “JOKE”!


  66. ADJ

    February 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I wonder if he was inspired by My Fair Lady… Love the hat!!!

  67. Interashionist

    February 14, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I love models background, it semms like lots of papers layers…aaaaaah i wanted to be there to write about the arrangements…
    Nice lights for the models and outfits (from different sides) and nice colors!

    But soon i will be in Milan fashion week to talking about the catwalks set-up.

  68. Joyce

    February 14, 2012 at 10:06 am

    . . . this collection with its nod to 80′s / 90′s Rei and Yohji interpretations of western dress is SO of the momnet most people do’t realise it yet . . . Glorious textures and fabrication . . .

  69. Bill

    February 14, 2012 at 10:16 am

    looks like the bag lady in Hell’s Kitchen woke up on the wrong side of the bed…

  70. tracy

    February 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

    this collection is hideous!!

    at this point, i think he just tries to see what he can get away with & call it fashion–and everyone buys into it, regardless of what it looks like.
    seems like he sorted through circus trunks & an old folks’ home for inspiration, & hired Dr. Seuss to be his milliner…

  71. MM

    February 14, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I really wish I could have been there to see the show… the collection seems funny and sad, beautiful and ugly, all at the same time. Very inspiring to me!

  72. Laurel Canyon

    February 14, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Once again Jacobs shows his genius.

  73. Theresa

    February 14, 2012 at 11:20 am


  74. imperio jp

    February 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Quelle MESS!! Last year it was MJ knocking off Chanel with quilted bags with chains – now he’s knocking off homeless former nannies, who are wearing their entire closets of Park Avenue grande dames castoffs from the 1950′s, all at once…

  75. Raven

    February 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

    How ghastly!

  76. Bonnie McCarthy

    February 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Looks like an amazing show!! What fun! I can imagine that the large scarf anchored with a bit kilt pin (?) will be much copied in the year ahead! Love it!

  77. A Norwegian

    February 14, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I¬īm not crazy about the hats, but I think this collection is a beautiful and complex piece of work. I see great, wearable pieces and great fabrics and textures.

  78. carole

    February 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Love the shoes and socks!! Beautiful collection!

  79. Lorena Vilanova

    February 14, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Nice photo!!!

  80. anonymous

    February 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I liked this, for a number of reasons. One, the silhouette. I love that tulip shape, wore it in the 90′s and it was very flattering. Two, I love the hats, period. If you’re going to wear them, wear them. Three, his coats are to die for. And finally, where can I get those shoes?

  81. Queen Bitch

    February 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    She’s so swishy in her satin and tat/in her frock coast and bippety-boppety hat

  82. Lucia

    February 14, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I just love Marc!!!brilliant but a little bit extravagant….:)

  83. Bianca

    February 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Pure, unbridled hate for those shoes.

  84. Olena

    February 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Fabulous! Wonderful shapes. I am delighted!

  85. Anthony

    February 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    The coats and shoes are lovely, the hats a wild, untrammelled delight. I take it they fold away neatly into handbags, motor car side-pockets and come with personal liability insurance in case you bump into someone and knock them cold.

  86. Kamila

    February 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm


  87. Thread Ethic

    February 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Over here, we think it may be a parody on Street Style in general. Marc Jacobs said back stage that he took inspiration from the likes of Anna Piaggi and Lynn Yeager. Plus the crumbling castle back drop? Is he trying to tell us something? Could it be a fall in taste on the street? We just posted an article about it.

  88. mariax

    February 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Grotesque! Sheer horror!

  89. une chatte grise

    February 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Miss Patty Pace hits the runway! (Bonus points if you get the 19th-cent lit ref.) I actually mostly like this. The ensembles as shown are OTT, esp the unfortunate Pamela Anderson hats, but I can see the best elements of this collection–gorgeous fabrics, longer structured skirts, funked-up “lady” coats, 19th-c & Edwardian references–translating well into “everyday” clothes. And those shoes… as the young ‘uns would say, squeeee!

  90. Styleomad

    February 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Mad shoes and patterns!

  91. Bonnet Boutique

    February 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Hats are in style… feel free to visit Bonnet based in Portland, OR for all of your chic headwear needs. We now have our own handmade cloches crafted with fur or velour felt. So lovely!

  92. Marcel Da Chump

    February 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Rebel, Rebel! Twisted! Trippy! Marc Jacobs is a mad genius!
    The fifth one down is just off-the- freakin’ hook!

    Happy Valentine’s…

  93. *sp

    February 14, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    it’s one thing to gain inspiration from a cultural moment. it’s another thing all together to produce work that looks like that of a living and working contemporary designer (Vivienne Westwood for at least one). even worse to select materials that make the collection look like a fashion school freshman endeavor.

    if you must copy make it better other wise it’s not a swindle – it’s a shame

  94. café con fe

    February 14, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks. A fairy tale?….A dream come true?
    …. my fairy tale!!

  95. Lee

    February 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    future’s made of virtual insaaaanity…

  96. Olena

    February 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I would kill for those hats.. lovely!!

  97. Donnie Gayfield

    February 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Who would wear this? Fashion editors only? It’s horrible.

  98. MC

    February 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    this show is inspired by the worst of burningman.

  99. Joyce

    February 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    . . . reflecting further, what I really LOVE about this collection is how UNDEMOCRATIC it is . . . so little to appeal to the knock-off merchants . . . Marc is a genius . . .

  100. Marcel Da Chump

    February 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    @une chatte grise, The Lamplighter. (Googled, alas–no bonus pts.) I appreciate the book recommendation.

  101. Victoria

    February 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Liked the collection, but it is true that the hats are so distracting!

  102. Nathalie

    February 14, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Complètement ridicule!

  103. Sue

    February 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    super…crazy. Love the color sensibility.

  104. Rory

    February 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Oh my! Quite shocking…in a bad way! The shoes are okay, but only just.

  105. Donny

    February 14, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Really unflattering silhouettes. The only redeeming factor is the black and white floral print and cut of the dress in the 4th image. Otherwise it’s like watching Eliza Doolittle on acid.

  106. carole

    February 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I think so many of the negative comments are just wrong. If you look closely, there are so many beautiful pieces, dresses that stand on thier own without the hats, etc. that are used for the runway!

  107. Jane Alisa

    February 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Wonderful collection, I adore all the crazy hats.

  108. Fancy Mesa

    February 14, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Dr. Seuss chic!

  109. Ivy

    February 14, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Let’s image if it is not Marc Jacobs who designed the collection but a new designer, see what’s people reaction? U-G-L-Y

  110. kyle

    February 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    in a world where imagination is driven out of the collective house and into the cold night this collection stands as a call to arms against the current conservative version of china’s cultural revolution…. good bye mad men

  111. Steph

    February 14, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Fab collection!
    Gorgeous photos


  112. marz

    February 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Can you say “burning man”.

  113. joe t

    February 15, 2012 at 12:10 am

    sorry,, dont like it,,, i feel like the kid in the emperors new clothes,,,,,,

  114. Haley

    February 15, 2012 at 4:08 am

    The clothes are fantastical. I think they are very helena bonham carter and it’s quite individual. I noticed the make up on the models the most, which makes me suspect the clothes are unimpressive…..

  115. Susana C

    February 15, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Not all bad, I mean the socks in the second pic are ok.

  116. Boxer's Adventures

    February 15, 2012 at 7:06 am

    And the Marc Jacbos has done it again.
    International Blog and Shop

  117. tracy

    February 15, 2012 at 9:31 am

    i agree with Ivy–imagine if a new or less distinguished designer created this…

  118. jackie

    February 15, 2012 at 11:36 am

    bringing the pimp hats, pimp jackets, and pilgrim shoes back… where’s the cane? the pimp pilgrim- i like how that sounds… in all serious it is however exciting and entertaining and full of textures and layers which are absolutely delicious.

  119. N

    February 15, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Total Helena Bonham Carter in (and out) of Tim Burton land ;)

  120. Frank

    February 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Wow, beautiful collection! But while the juxtaposition of the tailored, feminine clothing with the masculine shoes is interesting, the shoes are quite unattractive overall.

  121. denise

    February 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I cried it was so beautiful…

  122. sam Talbot-kelly /S'AMUSE

    February 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I love this absolutely love this from head to toe…

  123. Yann

    February 15, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    It’s truly inventive in shapes. It’s a couture construction , with large and easy proportions. And also a bit Christian Lacroix nineties inspiration mixed with Victorian period. Today, with Miucci Prada and Ghesqui√®re, Marc Jacobs is once again the best. He gives us new ways to wear and makes us dream.

  124. Andrea

    February 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I agree with une chatte grise; [and the gold shoes are ace]. The clothes are like dolls dress ups in their scale and materials, ie: the scarves.
    People calling this derivative or a rip off – would you say the same if it was to your taste? I never read comments like that about more conventional clothes.

  125. VC

    February 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    They look like crazy cat ladies!

  126. Brenda

    February 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I can appreciate the whimsy and art of the coats and hats, but what strikes me is how some of the most lovely and flattering silhouettes I’ve seen in quite a while are buried under too many statement pieces-per-ensemble. The dresses are so purely womanly, and I wish, a little, that they’d been let to stand on their own.

  127. une chatte grise

    February 16, 2012 at 1:40 am

    You got it, M. Da Chump! This collection also reminds me of a line from _The Hidden Hand_: “What are you laughing at now, you miscellaneous assortment of variegated pieces?”

  128. Stoat in Coat

    February 16, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Jacobs must be in on the joke–the models’ faces even resemble Helena B-C.

  129. Nana

    February 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

    This is just shocking, hideous, horrifying. A joke.

  130. Jillian

    February 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    This is, I fear, what happens to a great deal of fashion designers who pride themselves on creating zany collections.
    The only cohesion is the uniform, garish chaos of each individual ensemble.
    I have never been more disappointed nor appalled.

  131. Alison Francis

    February 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Some of the looks are quite wearable in my opinion. Reminded me of ’4 non blondes’

  132. The Clever Pup

    February 17, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Interesting. I like it. I like the era he’s drawing from. But this is very “through the looking glass”. The size of the hats and the shawl with gigantic stitches and gigantic pin reminds me very much of dressing up Barbie in clothes from the “craft bazaar”.

  133. TANO

    February 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

    very very nice bellissimo

  134. Tao

    February 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Is this Will Wonka meets Louis XVI?

  135. =)

    February 17, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    i’m sorry but this is horrible i couldn’t see a thing that like me

  136. Anne

    February 17, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Oh, c’est un peu ridicule, non ?

  137. Kashfi

    February 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Adore the look head to toe…………….

  138. yvonne bakker

    February 20, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Where can I buy those shoes?

  139. launui

    February 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Those hats are soo Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee. They wore those all the time. The hat maker is Ivy Supersonic, The shoes are very 80′s “New Romantic” movement. Very John Fluvog from that era. Not a fan of either of these looks.

  140. Lauren

    February 21, 2012 at 8:04 am

    HOLLY HOBBIE circa 1970s/80s!!! Reminds me of my HH books. Love it!!!!

  141. Mathilda

    February 21, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Either you love it or you hate it, evidently. I hate it, but want to be kind so I say it looks a lot Sophia Loren-like. (But without the sophistication).

  142. Unai

    February 25, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Tweeted the comp @goriami, liked on fooeback!Boots treat street is a fab idea! Means i get extra bonuses for buying myself a treat from my fave stores e.g. ASOS! :)Following blog ;)

  143. Kayla

    June 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I am loving this collection! All of the textures put together make for a warm look! I can see where people can think that the hats are too much but I actually see it as a statement peice along with the shoes! Marc Jacob really did an amazing job!!!!

  144. Denise Nassif

    July 28, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I absolutely love it all! Whimsical, yet wearable, thank you Mark, you are brilliant!

  145. IkJun Hwang

    August 12, 2012 at 3:46 am

    wow looks good

  146. Letia

    September 7, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Hello! Does anybody know where to buy these hats? I’ve looked high and low, checked the Marc Jacobs website and no luck! Please if anyone knows, please let me know! I LOVE the hats….thanks in advance, Letia

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