Marc Jacobs: Spring/Summer 2020 Collection
Marc Jacobs has always ended the New York Fashion Week and this season was no exception. The designer went out with a bang with his Spring/Summer 2020 Collection. His show notes took us back to the incidents of September 11. There was a pull quote from the Paper Magazine review, by Christopher Barnard, of Marc Jacob’s Spring 2002 collection, which was showcased on September 10, 2001.
“On the Monday evening before 9/11, Marc Jacobs showed a star-studded fashion show at Pier 54, with the Twin Towers glistening but a few hundred yards away,” Barnard wrote. “Glamorous, celebrity-packed and incidentally poignant (the direction was 70’s, flower child) … seen in context as a tragically dazzling snapshot of life in New York before the world changed the next morning.”
18 years later, the designer was back showcasing another collection on the anniversary of that fateful day. But Marc Jacobs decided to be inspired by his past and celebrate the joys of life and maybe have a glimpse of the future. ’30s classic “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” played in the background as models spilled out of the door at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. It was colorful and sparkly and ridiculously over the top. The models were smiling, strutting and dancing as all of them walked together for the first round. Marc Jacobs show notes described the Spring/Summer 2020 collection “a celebration of life, joy, equality, individuality, optimism, happiness, indulgence, dreams and a future unwritten.”
In his 61 pieces for the Spring/Summer 2020 Collection, he had models wearing everything from downtown-cool graphic tees with satin pants, uptown-chic tweed jackets to slouchy corduroy, the striped-knit dresses, the patchwork jeans and the lurex turtlenecks. With this collection, Marc Jacobs also paid tribute to friends he has lost over the years. There were odes to Yves Saint Laurent ,Karl Lagerfeld, to Shelley Duvall, Anita Pallenberg, and Ann Reinking throughout the collection. The final piece a long jersey dress with a lace back was inspired by a Jeanloup Sieff photo of Marina Schiano, who passed away just this week.
The designer has been named in Vanity Fair’s 2019 Best-Dressed List. One can clearly see how much he loves to dress and this season he spread his love as he spoils people for choices with his versatile collection. His show notes ended with a final statement from Marc Jacobs:
“As with closely guarded tradition, tonight is our reminder of the joy in dressing up, our unadulterated love of fashion and embracing grand gestures of unbridled expressions, reactions, ideas and possibilities.“
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