I’m still seeing dots! When I close my eyes it is like a sea of color on color dots. Some Shiny, some furry, and some made into delicious little hats. Marc Jacobs really had a mega theme for Fall 2011 and it was kinky, fitted, and spotted.
I loved the use of latex, rubber, and fur in this collection, it really seemed to send a signal of sexy day wear. The slinky silhouettes were wrapped slightly tighter than the straps under their chins holding on their amazing berets designed by Stephen Jones. If you didn’t get the whole “rough and wild theme” that’s because you weren’t at the show listening to Marilyn Manson belt out “The Beautiful People”. And beautiful they were! The clean cuts and the super edgy shoes were all to die for.
My favorite look could have been a dress or a super high skirt with an equally fitted shirt that tucked into the royal blue skirt which had black polka-dots all over it but the catch is the burgundy top also had the black polka-dots and was finished with an elegant white blouse that started just above the elbow and went down to the cuff. The (We’ll call it a dress) dress was so fitted around the waist it gave the model the most amazing shape and the perfect hourglass figure.
Marc Jacobs is truly revolutionary and his designs are what drive the ready to wear business. Last season he introduced the 70’s as a theme. He was a bit out to lunch when you looked at the other collections but when you look at every piece on the runway this season they are all 70’s. Marc Jacobs is veering heavily toward the tighter sleeker look topped with vinyl and rubber and that will be what we see next season I guarantee it.
Now I don’t normally talk too much about the stage, but this stage truly added to the feel of the presentation. It was slick as wet silver and looked like candy covered ice. The catwalk needed strips of fabric where the models could walk so they didn’t slip, and the massive columns dividing the entrance from the exit were quilted with cayenne plastic. Scratch that… Cayenne Fantastic!!(Serious face.)(I’m lame what of it).