I was obsessed with Marc by Marc Jacobs in high school, and I still feel like the brand appeals to the teenage girl in me. I really can’t see anyone else but a teenage girl wanting to wear those silk white and black frocks and rompers–stamped with massive glittery stars. And that’s not a bad thing. After all, the rebellious adolescent vibe is sort of a hallmark of Marc by Marc. Reinforcing that rebelliousness was the soundtrack: Jeffrey Lewis’ just-released “What Would Pussy Riot Do?” which played continuously.
Here’s a sample of some of the lyrics:
The world needs punk rock heroes/ Bands who break through walls with speakers/ not just try to sell you sneakers/ Do you want bands who want to sell you things, or bands who want to tell you things?
Which, you know, is a little ironic for a fashion show. We wonder if Lewis actually knows his song was being played at the show. Either way, Jacobs definitely seemed to be sending a somewhat mixed message–one that seemed anti-consumerist–to today’s youth. Maybe that’s why so much of the clothes looked vintage: Particularly, a set of sateen jogging shorts and bomber, and the slightly mod-ish printed opening jumpsuit. Styled with sneakers (on guys and on girls) those pieces are bound to make a thrift store-diving teen’s heart flutter.
That said, there was plenty on offer for the grown-ups, too, including perfectly-tailored pants, a gorgeous tweed overcoat, and some lovely color-blocked tops and dresses.