May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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PLAY TIME New York: Citing Cindy Sherman’s Clown Series as a central reference for his C/R 13 collection, Marc Jacobs set forth to rifle through the proverbial “dress-up trunk” of what could only be the most mad-cap of improv theatre troups. The twirlable skirts, and shimmery knits of which little girls’ dreams are made were realized in a saturated palette of primaries, secondaries, and vegetals. Intentionally hyper-eclectic, the collection dabbled in large-scale Scandinavian/Marimekko motifs on cotton, sequin-interpreted Liberty of London-esque florals, and boldly colored lace appliqués. Like an astounding parade of Sherman’s clowns appearing from a tiny car, this resort presentation most certainly packed a plentiful punch. —Kibwe Chase-Marshall
Silhouette: Fluid / Fit-and-flare / A-line / Straight
Color: Pumpkin / Cherry / Grape / Royal / Poppy / Aqua
Key Items: Full skirt / Printed maxi-dress / Embellished knit / Vibrant suit
Materials: Matte jersey / Metallic brocade / Cotton poplin / Viscose yarns
Print + Pattern: Bordered retro-floral / Grand-scale Scandinavian floral / Broad stripe / Optic check
Details + Trim: Lace appliqué / Sequin stripe motif / “Home-sew” paneling / Contrast collar and cuffs / Black statement button
Accessories + Footwear: Carved wood sandal / Envelope clutch / Shopper tote
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