Marc Jacobs: Swinging ’70s Satin

Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 Cheat Sheet: 1940s by way of the 1970s. Berry bonanza. Satin. Natural, frizzy waves. Sparkle. Poufy bows. Orange. Missoni. Fall 2007. Marc Jacobs Spring 2011, The Unabridged Version: For me, there was a strong connection between Marc Jacobs Fall 2007 and Marc Jacobs Spring 2011: While Fall '07 was about primary colors and the 1930s and '40s, Spring '11 was about sunset hues and the 1940s as it was interpreted in the 1970s. It was as if one began where the other left off.
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Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 Cheat Sheet: 1940s by way of the 1970s. Berry bonanza. Satin. Natural, frizzy waves. Sparkle. Poufy bows. Orange. Missoni. Fall 2007. Marc Jacobs Spring 2011, The Unabridged Version: For me, there was a strong connection between Marc Jacobs Fall 2007 and Marc Jacobs Spring 2011: While Fall '07 was about primary colors and the 1930s and '40s, Spring '11 was about sunset hues and the 1940s as it was interpreted in the 1970s. It was as if one began where the other left off.
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Marc Jacobs S 2011, The Cheat Sheet:

  • 1940s by way of the 1970s.
  • Berry bonanza.
  • Satin.
  • Natural, frizzy waves.
  • Sparkle.
  • Poufy bows.
  • Orange.
  • Missoni.
  • Fall 2007.

Marc Jacobs S 2011, The Unabridged Version: For me, there was a strong connection between Marc Jacobs Fall 2007 and Marc Jacobs Spring 2011: While Fall '07 was about primary colors and the 1930s and '40s, Spring '11 was about sunset hues and the 1940s as it was interpreted in the 1970s. It was as if one began where the other left off.

Beyond its vintage-without-looking-dusty appeal, the collection was undoubtedly a partial homage to Missoni. But that's Marc Jacobs for you--he's a genius not only because he always puts together an incredibly cohesive collection with the strongest point of view, but because he takes artistic license to interpret the past. He grabs others' signatures and makes them his own. And it's so good that no one judges him for it. If another New York designer were to send out Missoni-esque knits, the audience would scoff. But not Marc--he's only praised.

Would I wear anything in this collection? Probably not--it's just not my style. Will others? Most definitely. And is it the best I've seen this week? For sure. Bring on the Louis Vuitton--I can't wait for Paris.