After a unusual Fall 2008 RTW collection in NY, Marc Jacobs has done it again in Paris. He claims that “We just worked with shapes. Darts, folds, and pleats. I don’t like to use these words because they sound pretentious, but if you like, last season was painterly, and this season’s sculptural.”
While he may have had sculptural in mind, he simply made waif-like models look fat. Is that even possible?! Take a look at some examples.
There is nothing structurally appealing about making a woman’s thighs disproportionate to the rest of her figure. As I have mentioned in my Fashion Lessons, proportion is key to figure flattery.
Maybe I am taking his collection too seriously, maybe when and if these pieces hit department stores, they will be scaled down and paired with body hugging tops.
Nope, I don’t even that could redeem the above examples. Take a look at this ensemble. Even with the tighter top, she still looks heavy and I bet she is only 100 pounds. I will say that I like the jewelry and the color combination. This is something that we could incorporate into our own Fall collection.
To Marc Jacobs credit, there were a few interesting pieces.
That’s the best I can do. I like the collar on the blouse in the first picture, and I really like the boots with out the Frankenstein-high platform. The other two I think could work on a real woman’s figure, especially an hourglass shape.
I’m very interested to see what really hits the stores this Fall. I’m sure it will be a bit different than what he showed on the runway.