New York Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs' '70s show
Which is not to say that the models looked like preteen prostitutes exactly -- but that they looked like bright lights in the dark city.
Hearkening back to the 1970s, these are clothes for strutting your stuff and looking like you're living large even if you're not -- long, floaty halter dresses in geometric prints; slinky, one-shoulder striped jersey gowns; puffy sleeve blouses worn with even puffier long skirts cinched with leather sashes and finished off with overgrown corsages; zigzag patterned metallic knits and enormous straw hats with the rims turned back.
It might not have been the most thought-provoking Marc Jacobs collection, but it was exuberant, from the pink, purple, black and gold color palette to the glitter-dusted platform sandals. Top it off with great-looking structured, flap-front handbags, in vivid colors, and this collection should be money in the bank.
-- Booth Moore
Photos: Portions of the Marc Jacobs collection presented Monday during New York Fashion Week. Credit: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP/Getty Images