It was as festive as a fourth of July parade! At the loss of his normal viewing space, Marc Jacobs took the opportunity to turn this into a one-of-a-kind spectacle. Red carpets were lined up outside the Ziegfeld theatre, bevies of fashion enthusiasts lining the velvet ropes waiting to capture the show before them. It was a show that only Jacobs himself could put on.
It was American the bold, the brash, and the glamourous. The influences were endless. Band jackets and sweaters were adorned with sequins, flashing by in electric red, blues, and golds. The slits were higher, high enough to render gold lame booty shorts a necessity. The film inspired setting allowed the prints to literally scream at you, with pop-art renderings of Janet Leigh in Psycho adorning coats, skirts, and everything in between. There was never a shortage of glamour extreme. Ruffles and feathers were everywhere, and the sequin embroidery was so intensely present, it would take us a year of examining garments to compile an adequate list of everything we saw. Out favorite look of the show, granted it was incredibly hard to narrow it down to one outfit, was a red gown, with thin straps that sat precariously on the edge of the models shoulders, cut low on the chest, with intricate embroidery so perfectly designed, it could make the thinest of hips look even thinner.
I wish that I could give this collection the full praise that it deserves, but alas I am one person. The intricacy, the originality, and the decadence was just too much for a single mind to comprehend. I can tell you one thing though. This one was for the books, one to study, one to celebrate. Check out images from the show after the jump!