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Marc Jacobs Fall 2011


Proving that appearances can be deceiving, Marc Jacobs delivered a fall collection that cast a rigid reaction to what he described as too much “easy breezy” fashion, but done in his trademark whimsical manner. The massive tufted white patent columns on his runway hinted at the slight overture to dominatrix in the collection, which, when paired with cartoon-like shapes a la the peplums on the hip and hourglass waists, served to reinforce the polka dot mania that spread rampant like a chic disease. Those dots were rubber, as it turns out, and made by House of Harlot for the sheath dresses and incredible skirts that hinted at Paco Rabanne. Lest we forget about the lacquered alligator and rubber (talk about a material juxtaposition), Jacobs’s clothes were dramatic in a wearable sense. Wedge-heeled snow booties accompanied nearly ever look. For a finale palette cleanser, Jacobs sent out a terrific lineup of lace pieces that were re-appliqued on satin. It was Marc’s take on the lady whose lunch.


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