Marc Jacobs may not have shipped his Resort collection to Saint-Tropez for a deluxe seaside fashion show à la Chanel—he was too busy accepting his third Womenswear Designer of the Year Award on Monday night for that. But the French vacation destination—or, more specifically, a 1960's Technicolor version of it—was a starting point of sorts for his 38-look lineup. Long on joie de vivre, it boasted pastel-pretty tweed jackets and coats trimmed in iridescent plastic paillettes, a colorful and shiny lamé halter dress, and embroidered lace flowers whipped up into frothy micro-mini frocks.

This wasn't necessarily about destination dressing, though. Elaborating on some of the tailoring he highlighted for Fall, Jacobs included a spongy crepe shorts suit and a lacquered, dotted trench as practical (it's actually waterproof) as it was whimsical. Still, at the end of the day, he was feeling more strongly for the latter. The polka dots were plentiful in this upbeat collection; on one flippy, midriff-baring bandeau dress, those spots were actually creamy cabochon stones.