The Clothes: Young, fun and somewhat off-kilter, Marc by Marc’s clothes were styled this season with so many layers that it almost recalled an NYC baglady–or a sleep-deprived, scruffy college kid. Thick, wooly socks were worn with sandals and multi-colored scarves were tied around models’ heads in a half-turban-half-hairband kind of way, or coiled in thick bands at the neck. On more subdued looks like a plain striped dress, or a jeans-and-t-shirt ensemble, brightly colored scarves were tied in a haphazard way at the models’ waists. Other layers were more straightforward; a crisp collared shirt, for instance, was styled underneath a preppy pinafore, and a long-sleeved shirt styled under a color-block tank. Yes, it was a little bizarre–but it was quintessentially Marc and it totally worked. And when you looked closely you could see that, underneath all the wrapped scarves, and layers, the individual pieces–a perfectly tailored, adorable printed frock, or a sort of trench-coat-cum-baseball-jacket look–were totally wearable.
The Hair & Makeup: Relatively bare-faced with a slightly smoky eye. Hair was pulled up in a messy bun and then wrapped with a scarf, so that the messy ends stuck out.
The Soundtrack: Frédéric Sanchez spun an upbeat, pop-y mix.
The Vibe: Held at the Armory, the space was crowded–and hot.
The Front Row: Nick and Joe Jonas.
Celebrity We’d Most Like to See Wearing It: Katy Perry, Mary-Kate Olsen circa 2005
WTF Moment: When The Sartorialist was seated next to the Jonas Brothers and, after looking so bewildered by the crowd of photographers, mouthed to his friend, “Who are they?’ Oh Scott, have your pre-teen daughters taught you nothing?