Yesterday, Cathy Horyn proclaimed Marc Jacobs "The Collection of the Season." She dug his looks the hardest because with Marc, "You see someone compelled to break out of conventions. You see a fashion that increasingly has its own identity, which it is lighter in spirit and harder to explain." And we agree that we adored Marc, maybe the most, too, but there's something else: Marc's show was magic to watch, but we don't know if people will wear it. The whole thing reminds us of Marc's Fall '05 show, a layered and tattered wonderland that polarized the fashion community. Cathy Horyn loved it, but most buyers were annoyed - not only did the show run hours late (sound familiar?) but the shapes were so skewed, they feared women wouldn't wear them. Indeed, it took a full year, maybe even two, before the topsy, piled look perfected by Marc and various Olsen acolytes actually caught light with everyone else. And maybe that is the mark (the Marc?) of the best collection - it's so brave and scary that it takes a few times to seep in. But maybe there are other shows we should name "The Collection" - ones you'll emulate in front of the mirror, and in front of other people, too. What are they?
Yesterday, Cathy Horyn proclaimed Marc Jacobs "The Collection of the Season." She dug his looks the hardest because with Marc, "You see someone compe