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Marc Jacobs S/S 2011

It’s typical for Marc Jacobs to go in a direction completely different than what’s expected of him.

While last season was all about neutrals, Jacobs went colorful and 70’s glam for his Spring/Summer 2011 show.

Models, with giant flowers atop their hair, donning dresses or high slit silk taffeta skirts paired with vibrant-colored trenches, could make even the most die-hard New Yorkers wish they were jet-setting for Tahiti or St. Tropez.

Conservative, fitted, belted-at-the-waist looks and a rusty-colored, embroidered chiffon caftan worn over briefs kept the 50-plus piece collection interesting.

The models’ hair, teased to perfection, was created by hairstylist Guido Palau. Palau worked Redken Thickening Lotion into wet hair.

The hair was then frizzed and finished with Redken Quick Dry Hairspray No. 6. As for make-up, Marc Jacobs once again wheeled in famed makeup artist and founder of NARS Cosmetics, Francois Nars.

"The look is very reminiscent of Anjelica Huston in the 1970’s – bleached brows and deep eyes," Nars said. "I wanted them to look like iconic models from the 70’s, but with a modern approach. Marc had ideas of what he wanted the make-up to look like – mimicking the colors of the collection, but not matching exactly."

Nars used NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (new for Spring 2011) and Orgasm Blush on the models’ faces. He applied Night Porter Eyeshadow, Nouveau Monde Duo Eyeshadow (new for Spring 2011),  Celebrate Soft Touch Shadow Pencil (new for Spring 2011), and Larger than Life Volumizing Mascara to the eyes. Lips were topped with Volga Pure Matte Lipstick, African Queen Lip Liner Pencil, and Mambo Eyeliner Pencil.

With such a stellar collection, we can anticipate plenty of 70’s flashbacks on the red carpet in the next few months.