Marc by Marc Jacobs
February 11, 2002 New York
For Fall, the designer remained true to his favorite decade, the '70s. A master of the artfully mismatched, Jacobs assembled deceptively simple, layered looks in those odd '70s color combos like blue/rust and brown/purple. (He even worked in a floral thermal shirt, putting it under a short-sleeve turtleneck.) As always there was plenty of denim, although corduroy and velvet also made their presence felt in jackets, skirts and flare-leg jeans; these had a line artfully bleached out around the hem, so they looked like they'd been shortened and then let down. Rounding out the collection were knee-length skirts, close-fitting blazers, baseball jackets, zip-front cardigans, great three-quarter coats and rainbow-striped sweaters, all accessorized with long knit fringed scarves.
Worn all together on the runway, the line looked fantastic. And real-world customers who limit themselves to individual piecesthere is, otherwise, a slight risk of being mistaken for Marcia Bradyare sure to be happy.