The designer, along with Marc Jacobs President Robert Duffy (who has become quite the Twitter addict), started the show by tearing brown construction paper that was covering a wooden box structure housing all 56 models – some of which were chosen via street casting. The street-casting foreshadowed the back-to-the-roots feel of the show. This was classic Marc Jacobs – simple, beautiful, well-fitted, relaxed looks. No gimmicks. No over-the-top styling. No flashy neons, just beautiful clothes.
I couldn’t help but picture Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder, and Sofia Coppola in a number of the looks, especially since many of them were worn with flats (and socks…unfortunately).
The collection was very timely with most every look – even those with fur and glimmering sequin accents – feeling low key, but nonetheless commanding attention.
I was also surprised at how wonderful Jacobs’ eveningwear was, notably a shimmer silver gown belted tightly at the waist with a black tie and an iridescent cream gown. Another surprise? The designer took his bow on stage in a perfectly fitted suit instead of his usual skirt.