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Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 Collection

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Take one part Rocky Horror Picture Show, one part Studio 54, add a soupcon of Bianca Jagger and Marisa Berenson, and sprinkle liberally with Ziggy Stardust.

You guys SLAY me!

This collection HURTS me!


Hmmmmm..... interesting.
And a perfect description by TLo.


I was enjoying the fantasy clothes until I came to the dress with the boob lids. That's just weird.

Joan


Yes on the big hats and a couple of dresses, but the rest, no really don't want to go there.


THANK GOD!
A review that isnt oozing with how amazing Marc Jacobs is like 99% of all reviews of all of his collections.
I agree with you completely, smart looks like the second one are too die for. Those satin pieces however define fugly.

And just out of curiosity, when will you be covering Irina's Spring/Summer 2011 collection?


I'm seeing Jodie Foster's 12-year old hooker character from Taxi Driver in most of these photos. And that's not a good thing.


Quite a few visible nipples in the sheer pieces- not safe for television!


Biba.


I do like most of it, NOT the satin though. I mean, if it's wrinkly on the runway, it's gonna be even more wrinkly in real life. Plus, satin is for pyjamas only in my mind. Also the sheer pieces annoy me BECAUSE WHO IS GOING TO WEAR IT LIKE THAT!? You would get arrested!
I do love the big hats though.


Forever 21 came out with a few 70's-ish tops this past summer, and they were better than the tacky I see here.


His models were very trannyish. And the clothes. Ich don't think so.


Am I looking at Gretchen's collection????

That aside...I'm not hyped, the colours are not my thing (too much red and brown), the cuts are too loose and unflattering...MJ obviously lost some inspiration, this collection looks undecided and not the least playful. Oh, MJ, I always loved your collection the most (aside from Karl's ;)

Will see...I wonder how his MbyMJ collection will look..or does look...I dunno, I'm not up to date with all the collections.


I wish the 70s would be permanently retired. Ugly then, ugly now.


Could we just call it "Titty, titty, bang, bang"?


there isn't a single thing in the entire show I want.

That's sad.


I wanna see more of the shoes!


"Tlo said: If you're Marc Jacobs, here's how you do the '70s: take one part Rocky Horror Picture Show, one part Studio 54, add a soupcon of Bianca Jagger and Marisa Berenson, and sprinkle liberally with Ziggy Stardust."




...Fold in one Rhoda Morgenstern and 3 parts Soul Train Gang.

I know that satin pant suits are tacky, but I don't care - I love them anyway. They're like fashion junk food. And I've always wanted one. When they were in in the mid-70's I went shopping on Chesnut Street (in Philly) and bought a red one, but my mother refused to let me wear it. She said I looked like a shiksa and I had to return it.

I know the way it's supposed to go is; if you remember when something was in style before, you're too old to wear it this time around. But I'll never get over wanting one.

Sigh.

--GothamTomato


sad and tacky.


It made me think of Bernadette Peters in "The Jerk," minus the visible nips.


He seriously reproduced everything Bianca Jagger was ever photographed in! And a few things she wishes she was photographed in...


Somewhere in the WAY BACK of my closet are a few of those pieces... They should stay there.


I'm seeing 1 part Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver.


after looking at these pieces I think these were the clothes that should have been used for the "whatever happened to baby jane" fashion editorial. The clothes used for that were almost too stylish, these are far too literal, but would have worked well for that editorial.


yeah, the satin pieces aren't doing it for me, either... frankly, this was my least fave of the two collections marc jacobs presented this year, but it still has it's moments of perfection. marc by marc jacobs was also very 70's (w/ a shot of 80's day glo), but more roller disco/boogie nights than this collection. i do, however, love the accessories, as t.lo said, and the sheer maroon maxi dress is everything! i can see some of the pieces individually, and as usual, i'm interested to see how stylists use the collection off the runway.


There are pieces that are wearable and covet-able but as a whole i don't really like this.


Lots of Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver, yes. Those hats aren't even an interpretation---they basically are the same hats she wears in the movie. That said, I love the colors, the Missoni-esque zigzag prints, and the bags.


I don't know - the words "Fashion Victim" spring to mind.


I did not find any of the prints to be ugly at all. Maybe it is because I love all the colors in the prints and how he used them.
Some seriously wonderful collections this year. So far i go crazy for Carolina Herrea ( my fav collection of any season, any designer, for YEARS)
DVF and this Marc Jacobs.
I'm not that much into designer fashions but last year was getting me excited and the ones from this year are AMAZING.


IS that a transgender model about 4 rows from the bottom on the right? If so, he shoulda picked Tyra Sanchez...


Boobie targets! I'm crocheting some right now for me!


HeidiB said...
I'm seeing Jodie Foster's 12-year old hooker character from Taxi Driver in most of these photos. And that's not a good thing.

Yes! Same here. Slightly disturbing but definitely a 70s icon to add to TLo's list.

Eclectic


Take one part Rocky Horror Picture Show, one part Studio 54, add a soupcon of Bianca Jagger and Marisa Berenson, and sprinkle liberally with Ziggy Stardust. Perfect description. I like a few individual pieces here and there, but overall I'm not too impressed with this collection. I think it's the styling that's throwing me off. They all look like Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver. Between that and the sheer tops it's just too disturbing a visual.


The satin pieces are heinous. The striped boobie circles are even more heinous. The lack of eyebrows is disturbing and distracting. The palm tree made me laugh, in a bad way. I like these hats. The second look is brilliant, but that's about it...


oh hell no....but I can see where he was coming from...I just don't want to go to there. ever. ugg.


Funny, I tend to post then read comments. I see I'm not the only one seeing Jodie Foster/Taxi Driver.

Gotham, I actually had a pink jumpsuit similar to Gretchen's resort entry. I wore it to a roller skating party and though I was hot stuff.


Ummm... with few exceptions, it's like he took the worst part of the seventies and magnified it tenfold. Call me disgusted. Undoubtedly the worst collection I've seen in a long time. My few exceptions? The pink babydoll coat and the side by side black one shoulder dress and tan halter dress, both with oversized fabric flowers. The rest of the clothes (not the accessories) I would donate to Goodwill for someone looking for a costume or a career in pimping and prostitution.


"Take one part Rocky Horror Picture Show, one part Studio 54, add a soupcon of Bianca Jagger and Marisa Berenson, and sprinkle liberally with Ziggy Stardust."

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From this description, I thought I'd like the collection more. But it mostly bounced between the "too literal" 70's and ugly.

Mostly this reinforces for me how youth is wasted on the young. I worked hard to be almost-too-skinny and I was, and I loved my clothes, but I was never going to be long-legged enough for the look I loved. It's sad how much I cared.


fashionablylate

The silhouettes are awful, the styling is garish, the color story strangely joyless - I kinda hate it.


Oy, I just had flashbacks to my brothers Bar Mitzvah party, to which I wore yellowish-gold satin pants and a tuxedo shirt and vest, one side of my hair pulled back into a comb. Yes.

Did love at least three dresses, though.


love it to bits. the styling took some getting used to at first. i have no doubt that we'll be seeing more than a couple of these pieces in a fashion spread in the future.


The styling and most of them is very Jodie Foster circa 'Taxi Driver', and it really just underlines how literal this collection is. I'm with TLo on the accessories, however.


I got so bored halfway through that I stopped scrolling.


Ooh, ooh! You know what I want? Couch fabric romper with horizontal lines and swirls on the tits!

...Wait, no, that's hideous.


Yeah, other than the complete and utter rip-off of Missoni (all those knits) and YSL (most of every thing else except for the Chanel parts) pretty good...if you overlook the hideous hair makeup shoes and styling.

"Love It" kisskiss


The shoes look pretty good, though I'm not sure what the heels are like. The rest is mostly ugly. When going back to the 70s as an inspiration again, I think a bit more editing and subtlety are needed.


Just when I was thinking "too many nipples on this runway", I saw #21. Then I shut up.


There are some wildly batshit pieces in here and the styling is a bit zombie chic, but there's something to be said for the showmanship of it, which is something he does well. I cringe thinking of how wrinkled women are going to look on the red carpet trying to pull off some of the satin pieces, but on the runway they're very eye-catching in motion, the satin flashing under the spotlights as the models walk; like the enormous hats and huge bows, it's all about the drama.


I actually had a bit o fun with this one, except the color palette - for Spring..really? I dunno about that...


Those pink satin pants are dreadful.

When I saw it I thought If Gus Van Sant were making a remake of the movie version of Cabaret and hired Marc Jacobs to do the wardrobe, this is what it would look like.


The sheer panty dresses are I feel what April's resort look should have looked like.


I like the JC Penney catalog stripe tops!


PS - TLo... when you've got some free time...

heeee!

Could you cover Proenza Schouler. I loved that.


I see I'm not the only one who thinks Gretchen's stuff looks like the pieces in this collection.

Not only are there Boogie Nights and Jodie Foster in this collection, but also a good helping of Ralph-Lauren-does-Gatsby, also. Just in weirder colors. He really did leave no 70s stone unturned.


Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver... yup
Rhoda Morgenstern... absolutely
Bernadette Peters...I thought the same thing
Add:
Cloris Leachman as Phyllis

The styling is spot on for the 70's--I wore my eye makeup like that. (Hey, I was 20) I have major regrets over any and all photos taken of me during that time. Thank you, Mark Jacobs, for reminding me why.
Yuck


Somehow, someway this is all Jessica Simpson's fault. It began with that totally tasteless thing she wore last Thursday...


THANK YOU for the comment on the satin pieces. When I was looking at this the other day I was really enjoying it until I got to those pieces. Blech. Reminds me of my red satin butterfly-sleeved blouse that I wore SEVERAL times to the skating rink back in the day.

Most of the rest of the collection? I love, but then, I am loving the 70s silhouettes more than anything this year. Who knew?!

Merci,
Shannan


GothamTomato said...


...Fold in one Rhoda Morgenstern and 3 parts Soul Train Gang.

I know that satin pant suits are tacky, but I don't care - I love them anyway. They're like fashion junk food. And I've always wanted one. When they were in in the mid-70's I went shopping on Chesnut Street (in Philly) and bought a red one, but my mother refused to let me wear it. She said I looked like a shiksa and I had to return it.

I know the way it's supposed to go is; if you remember when something was in style before, you're too old to wear it this time around. But I'll never get over wanting one.

Sigh.

--GothamTomato


I love the satin pants too. For a similar reason. My best friend had this super fabulous older sister named Charlotte. And Charlotte and her friend wore these satin pants to school!!- Damn Charlotte's were red and Carol's were ice blue, boy did I want a pair.They also wore that lip gloss that you used a brush to put on, not that roller kind, no way. Those girls were fashion icons. I bet they still are.


I will now have Boogie Nights playing in my head today....not sure if this is a good thing.


OMG...this collection is AWFUL. It was actually painful to keep scrolling down to the end.
No. Just. No.


MJ's having a hit or miss moment.


Seems rather mammary-obsessed.

I like many of the color choices, as solid colors only, but as to the rest.... I lived through the '70s, which were a style sinkhole compared to the other decades of the 20th Century, and I see little worthy of resurrection.

All the best,

NDC


PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE won't the 70's just GO AWAY!?! At least for a little bit?


Thanks, but no. I did the 70s on the original run through and still have the cringeworthy pictures to show it.

Also will someone please stop the madness and put an end to the satin thing?


No. no no no no no.


I guess I'm not old enough to hate these. Because I adore them. Except for the exposed-nipples and "boob lids" (to steal from Joan)


usually a marc fan, but there is not a single piece in this collection I covet. OUT.


I love it all - except for the boob romper.


hate it. pretty much every single thing.

way way way too fussy. and the colors are weird -- not bright, sort of like melted-down crayons. and the huge flowers are *sooooo* last year's "Sex & the City"

Coco would be turning in her grave, except she knows that *this* collection would send everyone to *her* stuff even more.


In addition to the Jodie Foster/Taxi Driver look, did anyone else think there was an additional something "off" about the models and the way they walked? The models looked clumsy and amateur. They were like horses focused on getting back to the stable as quickly as possible. Was I the only one with this impression? Whether one of many, or alone in this observation, it was so distracting and disturbing I did not want to watch the show and could not focus on the clothes.

Mrs. Miniver


All I can do is laugh.

My mother, because of my weird pattern hoarding tendencies, gave me a ton of patterns.

With most of these in them.

On the plus side, I can create fashionable clothing right off thje runway right now. (Ok, even I couldn't type that up with a straight face.) Not so good: I didn't like the patterns I got anyway and have had them in a box because I can't get rid of them due to guilt.


I think I'm going to cry. Especially over the tit-T.


Rocky Horror is right, because a lot of those models look like transvestites ... angry transvestites.

I like the color palette though.


Who in the world wants to wear rainbow stripped aureolas on top of their shirt??? I mean seriously, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?


I like a good bit of it, but none of the satin pieces.


Fall colors for Spring? Is that a trend?


I.do.not.get.the.Marc.Jacobs.love. Talk about a case of the emporer's new clothes. I lived through the '70s and I thought the clothes were ugly then and I still think they're ugly. Enough. Stop already.

DB


Too literal.


Ugh, no. I swear I have photographs circa 1974 and 1975 of my (very fashionable) mother wearing very similar ensembles.


I like the 70s but I don't like his take on it.


Most of the shiny + big hat looks remind me of Jodie Foster in "Taxi Driver." The Full Iris.


Could disagree more, I love it. Sure it doesn't do much to update the originals but it's still fantastic. It feels young, carefree and hip to me. I do agree about the satin though and the boob lids on the black tops. Ew. The rest is perfect to me. I'd wear it all. See you at studio 54!


dear lord, save me from the 70's. Ugly ugly ugly. NO NO NO.

I flashed back to being forced to wear a sibling's 1970's hand-me-downs ... in **1983**. THE HORROR.

Scarred me for life.

As does this collection - no no no.


Time warp to Uglyville.


They all look like particularly cranky Virginia Slims ad models.





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