Posted by Christopher Muther February 16, 2010 01:18 AM
For a minute, I was wondering if I was at the right venue. Marc Jacobs, showman extraordinaire, presented the most down-to-earth, wearable collection that I've seen so far at Fashion Week. With a sparse, jazz rendition of "Over the Rainbow" playing in the background, models walked in the cardboard-lined room wearing the kind of lovely clothes that pretty much every woman will want to own in the fall. There were no celebs to be seen, just the cardboard and the clothes. There were virtually no colors, just taupe, sand, grey, black, and tan. Only toward the end of the runway did models show up in evening gowns of muted yellows and chartreuse. It was his peak of sunshine in an otherwise beautiful, sepia-toned version of Kansas -- pre Oz, of course.
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