open letter to marc jacobs
Listen, I need to have a word with you. I'm glad you're out of rehab and looking happy again. But when you showed us your ready to wear collection for fall 2008, I got a little worried. You must be in withdrawal. Nothing else could explain such an uninspired collection. When the band looks fiercer than the models, you know there is a slight problem. Okay, okay, the band was Sonic Youth. They would win a claim to fierceness against Naomi Campbell holding a cell phone. But, let me continue...
There was a lot of grey--the least flattering color to almost any complexion. It was all loose fitting and thick dull wool fabric. Even the fitted dresses didn't look too hot at awkward lengths and again...the colors were terrible.
I was hopeful looking at the jackets. I love jackets and you make them quirky but wearable. Well, I don't know what you were smoking (or not smoking due to rehab probation), but this low belt is exactly what I always avoid. In fact, every woman avoids it. It is unflattering and cumbersome. You should know this, being a genius designer and all.
And there is just no excuse for this. None.
Marc, instead of making your wares 90% off at the end of the season because no one wants to buy them, why don't you make them more retail-friendly? Although, who am I to complain? I wouldn't be able to afford any of your designs otherwise. Anyway, keep on marching to your own beat and please forgive me the tough love.
Photos: Marcio Madeira