February 06, 2000
Marc Jacobs continued doing what he does best: reinterpreting classic favorites with a refined, self-effacing skill. This time around, '70s wardrobe favoriteshead-to-toe looks that call to mind a sophisticated feminist art dealer with a penchant for the organicunderwent his skillful surgical treatment. Jacobs turned out a series of accurate tweed suits with leather trim, cashmere-starved schoolgirl double-faced shift dresses, and sporty jackets embellished with buttons, oddly reminiscent of a subdued, time-warped Patrick Kelly. For the final portion of the show, Jacobs departed from his easygoing motif and ventured into a series of delicate, grown-up mille-feuille organza skirts, textured silk shirts, and ultra-light faille dresses in brick, grape, salmon, and rust.