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Every element of this show broke the Marc Jacobs tradition. Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy came out personally to open the show by tearing off the brown construction paper that covered the models and revealed all of them standing behind a wooden frame. Marc also ditched his skort in favor of a tailored suit (gasp!) The show was like coming of age celebration for Marc Jacobs, who departed from his wild and subversive aesthetics in favor of nostalgia. In fact Marc borrowed elements from the different design techniques he has used in the past two decades and experimented with them. The results came out AH-MAZING!!!!
The color palette featured mostly neutrals and pale pastels, ranging from soft gray to beige. The color white was also very present in a few pieces, which would break the rule of not wearing white after Labor Day. Fur was very present in this collection and it worked well with the romantic feel of the outfits. A few notable pieces displayed were:
+ the pale gray trench coat with fur trimming on the collar, sleeves, and bottom part.
+ the cardigan with black and gold sequin embellishments.
+ the leather gloves that reached above the elbows.
+ the see-through trench coat with fur trimming on the collar.
+ the mauve dress with floral patterns worn by model Jamie Bochert at the end.
It should be noted that the song played for the show was "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," a song appropriate for a designer who was nostalgic for the past. Many people in the audience were pleased with the show.