Last week, we saw a fierce debate on our Marc by Marc Jacobs review, with several of you sparring against our "nautical" observations and claiming, rather forcefully, that the entire thing was about '70s flight attendants. Today we saw Venetia Scott, Marc Jacobs' stylist and creative right hand, at the TopMan show in London. And so we asked her about the Spring '08 collection - was it really sparked by a stewardess? "Well sort of," she answered. "Marc was really excited about the idea of getting dressed up to go on a trip - you know, not wearing sweats and track suits when you travel. Some of our references did come from air travel and stewardesses - not literally, but the rolling suitcases, and then when we discovered how much we liked those hats, they did end up looking like it." But could the trip Marc wanted to wardrobe be on a boat? "Oh no, definitely not," said Venetia. "There was nothing Cruise about those clothes!" We stand corrected!
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