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New York Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs' '70s show

September 14, 2010 |  6:23 am

Marc3 At Marc Jacobs' spring/summer show, the look was unmistakably Jodi Foster from the 1976 film "Taxi Driver."

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.

Marc2 Suiting was a focus, but it was glam suiting, such as a cropped butterscotch satin jacket and matching short-shorts, a sorbet pink satin pants suit with flared trousers, or an over-sized blazer embroidered with bands of silver and gold sequins, worn atop fluid cream silk crepe trousers.

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

Marc Jacobs spring - summer 2011 collection photo gallery

Photos: Portions of the Marc Jacobs collection presented Monday during New York Fashion Week. Credit: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP/Getty Images