Marc by Marc Jacobs
February 14, 2011 New York
The forties feeling was amplified by chevron-patterned velvets, a corduroy suit with a belted jacket, a sweater dress, and rah-rah satin shorts with a matching top. Plus the ankle socks with heels. A generous, alpaca man's coat could have been lifted from Robert Mitchum's closet.
But this is Marc Jacobs we're talking about, so the retro filter wasn't quite as bald as a forties time-trip. It was more the seventies-gone-forties thing that is so enduringly, appealingly glamorous for Kids Today. A metallic leather jacket and culottes, a jade green silk dress, a printed silk jumpsuit: Yep, it was a regular disco inferno, but pulled off with irrepressible verve. You can imagine vintage hounds a hundred years hence falling on these clothes like wolves on a lamb.