2009 February 17

Marc Jacobs - New York Fall 2009

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(NEW YORK) To the large assembly of freezing paparazzi outside the Lexington Armory, the Marc Jacobs show was a severe disappointment. For guests inside, it was anything but. There was no Madonna, no frenzy, and no fights for seats--in fact, there were plenty of empty ones. The main attraction in the carpeted space was the sixty winning looks that sped down the intricate maze of a runway in under 10 minutes. “The collection reminded me of the first time I came to New York,” said Vogue editor Hamish Bowles. “It was an exhilarating flashback to the early 80's.”  Jacobs certainly has been in the Stephen Sprouse state of mind lately--and Debbie Harry, and Madonna. The designer admitted that these were core inspirations he was comfortable with. While oversized shoulders, shocking pinks and lemon yellows, dangerous pleats, and raucous florals seem might seem experimental to other designers, they seem to be fit in Jacobs’ court.  “It wasn't about giving people Depression wear,” opined Ingrid Sischy. “And that's exactly what we want to see: new, exciting and electric!”