Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver, Donna Summer on a hot city night: Marc Jacobs's spring 2011 collection was a tribute to New York in the go-go disco seventies, complete with big hair, tiny shorts (they have to be called hot pants, really, in tight gold satin), and big round sunglasses with just the faintest tint. It was a moment in New York history for which there's often a collective nostalgic urge (creatively and stylistically, at least), and Jacobs did his singular trick of taking the spirit of the moment and making it relevant and cool and nothing like a costume.
The palette of colors was absolutely delicious; hibiscus pink, tangerine and mauve cast in exotics, shiny leather and suede all screamed party on the beach! While frivolity clearly existed in the details of the garments, they weren't forgotten about with the bags either: the evening clutches all boasted statement-making embellished closures while the day bags, in bright pops of neon, featured vintage-inspired clasps of heft.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 Ad Campaign
"I love all about this collection" The Parisienne.