Marc Jacobs featured lots of rosette ruffles and bows in his spring summer '19 collection.
Marc Jacobs featured gowns in bright ostrich feathers and iridescent fabrics.
Kaia Gerber, the 17-year old model daughter of Cindy Crawford, appeared in an oversized sunshine yellow A-line coat, with a matching kerchief around her bouffant hair in a Jackie Kennedy circa 1960s look.
Marc Jacobs strapless peach minidress with floral ruffle detail.
Marc Jacobs oversized pastel yellow jacket, blue trousers, and iridescent vest.
35 models in the Marc Jacobs show had their hair dyed to complement their outfits.
By the end, Marc Jacobs got so carried away with ruffles that they seemed to engulf some of his models.
The Marc Jacobs runway finale.
Marc Jacobs gold coat with blue detail and matching satin rosette at the neck.
Marc Jacobs harlequin tuxedo combining shades of peach, blue and pale yellow, with black lapels.
Marc Jacobs iridiscent blouse with rosette at the neck, pink skirt with peach sash and large rosette at the waist.
The colorful Marc Jacobs spring summer 2019 collection.
Marc Jacobs pink bolero jacket and skirt with large rosette at the waist.
Marc Jacobs iridescent pink gown with massive ruffles at the shoulders and neckline.
Marc Jacobs orange and pink ostrich feather dress.
Marc Jacobs pink and orange chiffon dress.
NEW YORK — Marc Jacobs added a huge dose of funhouse glamour to New York Fashion Week with a spring summer ’19 collection affirming that even in these trying times, excess is best. His looks are big and bold and splashy, with miles of ostrich feathers, iridescent fabrics and cascading ruffles, recalling the classic styles of Yves Saint Laurent.
Jacobs remains the sole American designer to think really big in the ways of the top European fashion houses, where much of the passion about fashion has migrated. He opened with a sedate satin slipdress, leading one to believe that this collection was going to be more subdued than his previous efforts. But Jacobs was just being mischievous, as he quickly racheted up the excitement level with a series of styles that progressively grew bigger in size and volume.
Kaia Gerber, the 17-year old model daughter of Cindy Crawford, appeared in an oversized sunshine yellow A-line coat, with a matching kerchief around her bouffant hair in a Jackie Kennedy circa 1960s look. Other models strolled the runway in wide-legged satin trousers, pastel baby doll dresses, shiny blouses and oversized coats with floral bows, satin rosettes and ruffles surrounding the neck and rest of the body.
By the end, Jacobs got so carried away with ruffles that they seemed to engulf some of his models. The dresses grew in volume like a balloon filled with air — one of the fashion trends for spring has been labeled “cupcake couture” because of the expanding styles that look like wearable confections.
The cotton candy-colored palate also includes an oversized Chanel-like bouclé tweed jacket in hot pink, a harlequin tuxedo combining shades of peach, blue and pale yellow, and tiered dresses of gold and pink ostrich feathers.
More than 35 models in the show had their cut and dyed in Easter egg colors to match the outfits.
Many of the looks seem more suited for editorial magazines than real life — you could practically see editors from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, In Style and Elle on the front row jockeying to choose which billowing style they are aching to photograph for their respective magazines. I’m betting that Lady Gaga — a Jacobs favorite — will appear in several of Jacobs’ creations during the long run up to the Oscars next February.
It will take a larger-than-life performer — or perhaps a fashion lover who just wants to have fun — to pull off many of the Mad Hatter-like looks in Marc Jacobs’ collection.