May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Feb 20, 2015
New York:Marc Jacobs’s presentation is a show that stops hearts beating or just for a moment, to forget breathe. As a frosty NYFW came to a close, the most anticipated collection of the season was all and more than we had been waiting for. Jacobs delivered a lineup that exuded both precision and perfection. Darkly Romantic, Victoriana silhouettes were modernized with sumptuous brocades, gowns were covered in sequins and luxurious coats in black and white mink were nothing short of dramatic and elegant. A Sartorial edge infused the perfectly cut jackets that were layered over the most exquisite pleated skirts. Jewels, embroideries, grommets, sequins, the attention to detail was impeccable. “Many things are fine,” Jacobs said. “I don’t want fine. I want, ‘I can’t live without it,’ and then, ‘I’d never be caught dead in it.’ This is the promise of things to come: every beautiful piece, every detail – every woman will covet one piece – from the luxe coats to the silph-like dresses with low slung detail on the hips, the sweaters with sequins, the patchwork furs – and the evening wear – dramatic and elegant. – Lizzy Bowring
Theme: Victoriana, Diana Vreeland and the 40’s
Key Items: Pleated A-line skirts / Coats with fur lapels / Sheath dresses / Sartorial suits / Snake print coats / Column dresses / Sequined twinset / Belted tailored jackets / Sheer embroidered sheaths
Color: Black / Navy / Pink / Mustard yellow / Russet red / Grey
Materials and Trims: Sequins / Beading / Grommets / Metallic brocades / Beaded tulle / Warp-print satin / Cabbage roses / Metallic brocades / Silk chiffon
Print and Pattern: Plaids / Faux python embroidery / Dry-brushed painterly strokes
Accessories and Footwear: Patent leather shoes and boots / Long gloves / Skunk fur stoles / Muffs
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