Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Marc Me

... with your creations.

I have not been moved quite as much by a fashion show since Marc Jacobs’ Autumn/Winter 2008 collection for Louis Vuitton featuring exaggerated sculptural shapes and high-rise platforms. This collection is all just so 'right', so ahead of the zeitgeist and that is no mean feat, even by Lagerfeld’s standards.

I am a devoted 80’s fan, but this takes the leg-o-mutton sleeves, high waists, prom skirts and day-glo colour schemes intrinsic to that period to a whole other level – a more sophisticated, intellectual, futuristic level. The latest offering from Marc’s eponymous label is a blast up the ass of ardent moaning, groaning recessionistas everywhere. As Marc himself said “What? Is all black going to help the economy”. Touché.

The colour (bottle green and hot pink are now foremost in my fashion mind), the shaping of those shoulders, the hint of rockabilly, the pompadour hair and the “Richard Sharah” dramatic make-up is, as an anonymous fashion editor has decreed, “A Flock of Seagulls meets Alexis Carrington”. Touché.

Hopefully, as in other impoverished times, people’s creativity will flourish just like Marc's has – god knows, that has been a key factor in the lives of many artists since the dawn of time.

Courier me the entire collection immediately!

1 comment:

Sim said...

love this post! x