NYFW S/S 2011 :: Marc Jacobs

A look from Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 collection.

Marc Jacobs’s spring 2011 collection was a phantasmagoric celebration of the 70’s. Amid the permed hair, patterns and pumps were ensembles that spoke to the designer’s true love for his work.

The collection, featuring everything from trench coats to summer dresses, military-like pantsuits to flamenco dancer-style garb, was a pristine example of ready-to-wear gone right. Anne Christensen, executive fashion director of
Glamour, described the collection as, “Forties meets seventies, sexy street urchin.”

While the distinct retro style of each individual look is playfully attractive, Jacobs’s use of color most directly gives the collection its flamboyant and spunky personality.

All images courtesy of Style.com.

Cohesive and beautiful, Jacobs’s collection is not a tired reference to the 70’s, but rather a respectful re-imagining of the decade that gave us hot pants and flared Empire line dresses.

Scott Hovdey
BARE Reporter

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